Windows Phone is officially obsolete, Microsoft tells users to switch to Android or iOS

18 January 2019
This is the end of a beloved smartphone platform as Microsoft shifts efforts to support its services on the two majority platforms.

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  • devotee

Love my windows phones. I'm an adult. I don't need all those kiddie apps. Just need to text, phone, and take pics, and maybe watch some Netflix and listen to Spotify. Once I can't do one or more of these things ill lay it to rest. Sure as hell not getting an iPhone.

  • Windows lover

I guess we need to transfer to lag OS

  • AnonD-819322

I ain't switching my side phone, Lumia 820 was only £20 and does everything I need.

  • merc

a choice? a windows phone that wont get updates soon or an Android phone that wont get updates soon as you are dependant on either the carrier or the maker who just want to fleece you of more cash?

  • G

Have used windows since the start...….640XL Ran out of internal Memory last year, had to reinstall software & reset phone... Ignore how Microsoft say you can create extra memory... you can't. Because you can't install updates with out that buffer. Have reset the phone several times. It has sometimes stalls when you try & take an HDR photo. All allowed apps on memory card, lots of apps don't work correctly, you have to access them via the internet. Have lost work & business due to software glitches over the past few years... I have had enough...Now going to Android

  • Otto

I use daily my 950XL. Will not change to others until I really have to. The best and most simple OS of all. Works still almost flawless. Even after two years of constant "heavy use". Still do not understand why it failed. Would love to get a newly equipped phone of WP.

Own 920, 925 and 950. operating system is ok, not for kids :) like others.
iOS can play in their yard (if you know what I say)

I like WP, will use it until a better one (software) will be develop. Don`t like Android (here soon you will need an App to open an App xD) or iOS.
I also use my old old N8 with Symbian, and I wonder when we can see a phone with:
Xenon
that tiny FM transmitter
HDMI port, made in FINLAND not China :)....etc
Oldest phones are much much better even after all this years.

  • sergt78

Russia, i have 2 HP Elite X3 and 2 Lumia 550.

Mihai, 23 Jan 2019don't buy a windows phone. I have the 950XL since january 2017 a... moreIt really depends on usage. As for me, I left Android since mid-2016 for Windows 10 Mobile. Now using 950 XL and I couldn't be any more happier.

ANDROID ON LUMIAS, 22 Jan 2019unlock the bootloader , so at least we can make use of the aweso... moreSo much for Google monopoly *slow clap*

Vlk, 21 Jan 2019I´m actually thinking of buying one as my HTC HD2 (WM 6.5)... moreIf you prefer newer processor and IP rating, the Elite X3 is the better option. But if you want pure photography performance, I would suggest the 950/950 XL.

  • alco933

Wait a MINUTE! Are you telling me that windows will not update their phone OS anymore and that means what I have now will always stay the same? NO MORE CONFUSING CHANGES!! NO MORE LEARNING CURVES WITH EACH UPDATE!! YES YES YES. I will be buying more used windows phones so I will have a ready supply.
Android and iOS SUCKS!

  • AnonD-819322

AJ Styles, 23 Jan 2019Awesome so I am glad I can still use this Alcatel as a PC just b... more:)

  • Mihai

Vlk, 21 Jan 2019I´m actually thinking of buying one as my HTC HD2 (WM 6.5)... moredon't buy a windows phone. I have the 950XL since january 2017 and even though it was okk for almost an year it's a pain nowadays. I'm a programming student in Bucharest and here commuting is so much easier if you have an Android or IOS device with more public transport apps. Also Hypermarkets start to support code scanning through phones and paying at the cashier just by scanning the code on your phone, reducing the time you spend. Also banking apps are only on ios and android and i always have to go to an ATM so see my money status when my friends simply check their app. The phone is laggy now and has a lot of software issues, it isn't as smooth as it used to be. The camera is literally the only uninfuriating feature but only in good light condition as the low light shots are SO SOFTWARE-MALFORMED that they merely resemble the initial photo. TBH i can't find any reason to buy a windows phone and I reccomend you to stay away from it, DON'T TRY TO BE A HIPSTER, IT'S NOT WORTH IT (trust me, i tried and now even though fellow computer science are amazed when they see my windows phone, it's like a dinosaur for them and you feel kinda good, it simply doesn't compensate the lack of apps, support, fluidity, build-Quality is some plastic crap that broke in 1 month at the charging port, and biased camera).

  • Anonymous

Can you please do the same with Windows in general? Thank you Microsoft!

AnonD-819322, 20 Jan 2019Yes, you can use Continuum, in fact everything will still be fun... moreAwesome so I am glad I can still use this Alcatel as a PC just by hooking it to a dock to a mouse keyboard and screen when needed

  • Anonymous

Anton, 22 Jan 2019MS launched Winphone in order to kill Symbian ans open door for ... moreSoo..
Cave man has spoken...
Symbian was already dead when WinPhone out...

  • ANDROID ON LUMIAS

unlock the bootloader , so at least we can make use of the awesome build and hardware. microsoft at least do one good thing for all your supporters who stuck with you !! android on these would be the way forward. no one cares for microsoft anymore , your losing the consumer market including your operating system. a lot of conversion is happening to android ios and linux.

  • Anton

MS launched Winphone in order to kill Symbian ans open door for Android.

Anonymous, 21 Jan 2019So a windows smartphone is officially virus-free.Much the same with BB10 and Symbian?