Last week we discovered that Microsoft quietly updated the
support page to announce Windows 10 April 2018 Update for
mobile devices. Windows 10 Mobile is currently in maintenance
mode and the new update for the operating system was certainly
surprising for everyone.
While the announcement of
Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 Update seemed to be an error
on Microsoft’s website, some people believed that the software
giant is preparing a big update for the mobile operating
As speculated, this support article was merely a mistake on an
employee’s part, and Microsoft yesterday rectified the
error. The company on May 9 quietly updated the support page and
changed Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 Update to Fall Creators
Update. The page in question no longer states any new big
update Windows 10 Mobile.
It apparently makes sense now as Microsoft has never publicly
discussed the Windows 10 Mobile 2018 Update for mobile devices,
and the company has already confirmed that no new feature
update is in development for the Windows Phones.
“Windows 10 Mobile automatically downloads and installs updates
when they are available. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
includes additional features and improvements for your Windows
10 phone,” the support page explained.
While no new feature updates are planned for Windows 10 Mobile,
Microsoft will continue to provide security updates for the
supported phones until late 2019. The
availability of Progressive Web Apps in the Microsoft Store
could also help the platform in the long run.
Unfortunately, Windows 10 Mobile still won’t be getting any new
feature updates, but the patches will be continued to be
released. After 2019, Microsoft will dump all Windows Phones
and security patches will be released.
Microsoft is however believed to be working on
Windows Core OS for a new mobile-type device codenamed
Andromeda. The foldable tablet is expected to launch later this
year and while it’s going to be a tablet with foldable body,
the new form factor device could come with phone
capabilities. The device will run Windows Core OS, a modular
version of Windows 10, rather than Windows 10 Mobile. The
Windows Core OS if ever launched will feature a new interface
optimized for all form factors.