The long road to the end of Windows 10 Mobile looks like it is set to continue. Back in January, Microsoft announced the platform would stop receiving updates this month. Specifically, the shut off would coincide with the December 10 Patch Tuesday updates.
Along with the release last week, Microsoft changed its position slightly. The company says it will extend support for Windows 10 Mobile for another month.
“Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 will reach end of service on January 14, 2020. Devices running Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats,” Microsoft says.
Interestingly, Microsoft has still not updated its Windows 10 Mobile FAQ to reflect the change. December 10 is still noted as the cut off date.
Microsoft’s original FAQ on the Windows 10 Mobile end of support page still states December 10 as the cut-off date.
“Your Windows 10 Mobile device should continue to work after December 10, 2019, but there will be no updates after that date (including security updates) and device backup functionality and other backend services will be phased out as described above.”
End of Support
So, Windows 10 Mobile is now scheduled to reach end of support on January 14. As you may know, this is also the date in which Microsoft will stop sending out updates to Windows 7.
Just over two years ago in 2017, Microsoft announced it was stopping new feature and hardware development for Windows 10 Mobile (and by extension Windows Phone).