Microsoft Advises Windows 10 Users To Choose Android Or iOS Instead

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Officials at Microsoft have invested their one year working on the public repositioning of Cortana from standalone digital assistant to assistance aide.

Windows 10 Mobile users who stick to their Windows phone will be at a higher risk of security threats if they keep using their phone after Microsoft's cut-off date, but they'll still be functional.

The Cortana/Alexa integration launched in preview in the U.S. previous year, and Amazon also made Alexa available as a Microsoft Store app on Windows 10.

Both Microsoft and third-party apps on Windows Mobile devices have a different support system and are separate from the general operating system support.

Once the support ends, Windows 10 phones will no longer receive security patches, hotfixes or free online technical help from Microsoft. This comes from Microsoft itself on a new FAQ page surrounding the end-of-life of Windows 10 Mobile. Lumia 640 and 640 XL phones, however, were only supported through version 1703 and will see support ended on June 11, 2019, we're told. Alongside the company is also building apps that would work across foldable as well as dual screen devices.

According to Microsoft, its virtual assistant Cortana is no longer in direct competition with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant."Cortana needs to be that skill for anybody who's a Microsoft 365 subscriber".

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All the Windows Phone users would be definitely disappointed after hearing that Microsoft has officially announced to stop support for Windows Phone.

If you somehow find yourself still using a Windows 10 mobile device, expect more disappointment.

There are a few other devices with Cortana, but often also include the more popular smart assistants. And Office 365 users likely own Windows 10 or macOS computers; therefore they already own an operating system. But AI and voice control is still an emerging technology and the ubiquity of Microsoft products in consumer and business worlds means there's plenty of scope for Cortana to be useful.

The browser allows users to share websites, apps, photos and other information between phones and Windows PC.

Microsoft is finally killing off Windows 10 Mobile in December.

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