If you're one of the few who still use a Windows phone, Microsoft has a recommendation: Get an iPhone or upgrade to Android. Microsoft's mobile operating system is officially dead.
After Microsoft has failed to compete with iOS and Android, it is advisable for Windows Phone users to buy for the end of the year, on an iPhone or an Android smartphone.
On December 10, 2019, Microsoft will no longer send free hotfixes, free support options, and security updates to Windows Phone devices. Although only a few Windows phone models are supported.
"With the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile OS, we advise our customers to switch to a support for Android or iOS device," Microsoft writes on its Supported page. "Microsoft mission statement to make every person and every company world-wide to get more power to support our mobile apps on these platforms and devices."
Earlier Microsoft President Steve Ballmer set up an iPhone initiative in short time after it was set in 2007, saying it had "no chance" to get a meal. He also played the chance of Android and played it "wild and uncontrolled".
How Wrong: Apple and Google have split the market for split-drive slots, Microsoft's Windows Phone has long played no role. Even the billion dollar purchase from Nokia brought nothing: It is not always experienced to check computer and software, as Apple does. At last, not enough developers wrote apps for Windows Phone, so the customers stayed away. There it was not used, that the hardware and the operating system are even good.