Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile. In an “End of Support” page, Microsoft told users that Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving new security updates after the 10th of December. The news doesn’t come as a major surprise as Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Windows 10, had revealed back in October 2017 that Microsoft was no longer focusing on new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.
“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” the company wrote in the support page.
According to Microsoft, its virtual assistant Cortana is no longer in direct competition with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.