Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update (version 1703) has already reached the end of mainstream support and Microsoft is also expected to end support for the last version of the mobile OS later this year.
According to Microsoft’s documentation, Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) will reach the end of service on December 10, 2019. After the support ends, the company will stop servicing Windows 10 Mobile with security fixes.
A new update for the Windows 10 Mobile has finished rolling out and it advances the OS to Build 15254.597. The changelog states the monthly cumulative update includes security fixes for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Peripherals, Windows Input and Composition, and Windows Fundamentals.
Microsoft should release another cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile on December 10. Devices running any version of Windows 10 Mobile (Consumer and Enterprise edition) will not receive any security and quality updates after December 10.
Earlier this year, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Phone’s end of support is nearing and the company urged users to switch to an Android or iOS phone. In 2020, phones like Microsoft’s Lumia 950/XL, Lumia 650, Lumia 550, and HP Elite x3 will remain outdated.
Windows 10 Mobile’s end of support plans were originally outlined in October 2017 when the firm said its mobile platform failed to gain significant marketshare due to app gap and other reasons.
Microsoft has already stopped releasing new features to Windows Phone and the platform is long-dead already, but there are customers and developers still supporting the OS.
Last month, the independent developer confirmed calling and cellular connectivity support for Windows 10 on ARM for Lumia.