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Windows 10 Phone at the point of death, and it has nothing to save

PC users started to upgrade to Windows 10 Update Creators 11 April, and the owners of smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile will have to wait until at least April 25. However, after the specified date to establish the “creative” package of improvements for mobile “ten” will not all.

As announced in the official Microsoft blog yesterday, Creators Update will be released only for the following thirteen models:

  • Microsoft Lumia 550;
  • Microsoft Lumia 640;
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL;
  • Microsoft Lumia 650;
  • Microsoft Lumia 950;
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL;
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S;
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL;
  • SoftBank 503LV;
  • HP Elite x3;
  • VAIO Phone Biz;
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601;
  • NuAns Trinity NEO.

Not included in the list of devices to a new version of Windows 10 Mobile, accordingly, never officially updated. To limit the list of supported upgrading gadgets Microsoft supposedly decided after examining the reviews of insiders. On the basis of them, the company came to the conclusion that you will not be able to guarantee the best implementation of all new features for older devices. It is obvious that the thrown users will think about whether to trust Microsoft and buy the device or its operating system.

Windows Phone had a chance to succeed against Android and iOS. If Microsoft, and Nokia before, continued to release new smartphones that are different from all other devices on the market, then at some point would have gained the critical mass necessary to create a loyal community of users and developers. However, Microsoft shouldn’t have left without updates no your smartphone and no smartphone third party. With the current approach to regain the trust of users to the platform quite difficult.

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On the other hand Microsoft itself realizes the futility of Windows Phone. “Billions of dollars spent on promoting the system, burned in the fire of ambition. To convince the market that this system is interesting, it was impossible,” wrote leading analyst Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin.

That Windows 10 Mobile is dead, no doubt, and Microsoft knows it. The company more than a year not releasing new devices on this OS. Application development has thrown almost all major companies. On Windows 10 Mobile if there are new apps or games, then they look very silly. This remained mostly fans, or those who are about the operating system somehow does not bother the social network, at least some are, and well.

And, of course, sad. In fact, a decent interface, stable performance, smooth UI, almost full absence of piracy, a good device until recently – all this, high quality as for users and developers alike. But something went wrong, not go off in time, not caught the hearts of consumers.

Rest in peace, Windows 10 Mobile.

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