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Microsoft Advises Windows 10 Users To Choose Android Or iOS Instead

21 January, 2019, 00:09 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Microsoft is splitting Cortana from search in Windows 10

Windows 10 Mobile struggled to compete against Android and iOS, particularly in terms of the choice of apps. Now they're telling current Windows Mobile users that it's time to move on.

While the Cortana AI has been around for several years, and Microsoft has the deep pockets to hone its skills, she has lacked an ecosystem of physical devices that could have helped to raise her profile. Third parties or paid support programs may provide ongoing support, we're told, but these won't be publically provided updates.

Smartphones based on Windows 10 will continue to operate even after the closure of the support, but in this case they will become a tasty morsel for hackers who will easily be able to bypass their protection system, because it is very quickly outdated and, as a effect, will be much less reliable.

In late December, Microsoft finally revealed that it was making Windows 10 version 1809 available to what it calls "advanced users", which is anyone who actually opens Windows Update and checks for updates. For this reason, now on 10th of December, 2019 and onwards, these gadgets will not be supported as well as their updates related to security will be terminated.

By the end of this December, Mobile devices of Windows 10 will no longer be under the provision of Microsoft. Microsoft apps on iOS and Android are exceptionally well supported, and offer features not seen on Windows Phones today.

Cortana rather than being positioned as a separate voice assistant is now being positioned as a compliment to platforms.

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Microsoft is said to be working on a series of foldable devices that will be powered by Windows 10. Photo uploads and device restoration could continue for a further 9 months, but we don't recommend taking that risk. Instead, you'll have to plug Cortana into the Assistant you already use.

By March 10th, 2019, automatic and manual backup services of Windows mobile will end.

Microsoft introduced its Windows 10 Mobile platform back in 2015 with the Lumia 550, 950 and 950 XL smartphones.

Windows Update still supports updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices. Now it appears that Microsoft itself suggests customers to make the switch to Android or iOS.

The company states that it will now be focusing much more on supporting its mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms.

The Cortana/Alexa integration launched in preview in the U.S. a year ago, and Amazon also made Alexa available as a Microsoft Store app on Windows 10.

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