Microsoft's Troublesome Windows 10 October Update Is Now Being Pushed Automatically

Microsoft's Troublesome Windows 10 October Update Is Now Being Pushed Automatically

This comes from Microsoft itself on a new FAQ page surrounding the end-of-life of Windows 10 Mobile. A real shame given some of the hardware was excellent, with one of the first 40 megapixel sensors arriving on a Windows phone (Lumia 1040), one of the first iris scanners as a security feature (Lumia 950, 950 XL), as well as some insane colours for the smartphone casings, as well.

Microsoft started gutting its phone business previous year, making thousands of job cuts.

Will All Windows 10 Devices Will Get Updates?

The end of support date applies to all Windows 10 Mobile products, including Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise. Third parties or paid support programs may provide ongoing support, we're told, but these won't be publically provided updates.

The messaging service said it would no longer run on any of Microsoft's smartphones using the Windows 8.1 operating system, or any of its earlier systems - which is estimated to be 76 per cent of Windows users.

Windows 10 Mobile users stopped getting new features and non-security related updates in October 2017 with version 1709.

In addition to this, the company is also focusing on revamping the "Start" function reliability and on adding advanced font management options as part of the April update for Windows 10.

The company is ending support for the Windows 10 Mobile OS later this year on December 10.

Microsoft stages delivery of its feature upgrades by first giving the code to a few, starting with PCs that telemetry signals are most likely to successfully install the refresh without problems.

Since Windows 10's inception Cortana has been directly integrated into the search bar. It's now too late for Cortana to become a mainstream digital assistant, but it still remains a valuable asset for Microsoft and a useful tool for people living in the Microsoft ecosystem.

It further stated that after the end of support, the automatic or manual creation of new device backups for settings and certain apps will continue till March 10, 2020. Born back in 2010, Microsoft's champion to take on the might of Google's Android and Apple's iOS has finally fallen. And Office 365 users likely own Windows 10 or macOS computers; therefore they already own an operating system. But Microsoft is apparently taking a different approach, also known as "not throwing good money after bad".

Similarly, Microsoft may be realizing that it can't continue to compete with other technology juggernauts on all fronts.

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