Microsoft has discontinued Windows Phone platform, and the
company has pushed Windows 10 mobile to maintenance mode.
Windows 10 Mobile is only receiving cumulative updates with
security patches every month and the company has also stopped
developing new feature updates for the OS. We’ve also
known for a while that Microsoft abandoned the platform, but
here’s an evidence that this might change soon.
While Microsoft has stopped developing the Windows Phone
platform, it looks like that the software giant is internally
testing a new update for the phones but don’t get your hopes
The Creators Update (version 1703) was the last major update
that Windows 10 Mobile update received. No new updates other
than critical security fixes will be released, and that’s
something we’ve heard from pretty much everyone at Microsoft in
the past few years.
Despite the fact that Microsoft confirmed no new features
and devices are planned for the Windows 10 Mobile, reference to
Windows 10 April 2018 Update has been spotted online. It
appears that there’s a new Bluetooth stack for
Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 Update, and it’s a bit
surprising as Microsoft has never talked about April
2018 Update for phones.
While it looks like Microsoft has quietly worked on a new
update for Windows 10 Mobile, it could be possible that the
Bluetooth is referring to one of the latest cumulative updates
for the platform. It is also worth noting that the last
feature2 update was also referred to as Fall Creators Update
(version 1709) in some documents.
Needless to say, Microsoft is not planning to release any major
update for the platform but Windows 10 Mobile will be still
used for testing the adaptability of UWP apps on a small screen
At the time of writing this story, the Windows Phones such as
Lumia 950, Lumia 650, HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S are only
eligible for the latest version of Windows 10.
In the past few months, Microsoft has been recommending Windows
Phone users to switch to Android and iOS if the platform fails
to meet their needs. There’s no chance that the things will
improve for Windows Phone, but the platform will receive the
important security updates until late 2019.