Are Windows Phone still available?


Are Windows Phone still available?

Are Windows Phone still available?

Yes. Your Windows 10 Mobile device should continue to work after Decem, but there will be no updates after that date (including security updates) and device backup functionality and other backend services will be phased out as described above.

Why Windows Phone discontinued?

With the diminishing interest and application development for the platform, Microsoft discontinued active development of Windows 10 Mobile in 2017, and the platform was declared end of life on Janu.

Is Windows Phone coming back?

Yes, we're talking about the Windows Phone OS that never really took off in a huge way. In fact, Windows Phones are dead now and we're only left with Android and iOS as two of the most prominent mobile OS on the market.

Is Windows Phone Better Than iPhone?

Multitasking is a lot better on Windows Phone Android wins there. But managing multiple apps on Windows Phone is a lot better than it is on iPhone. On Windows Phone, you just press and hold the back arrow button at the bottom of your device. This pulls up a slideshow of apps you currently have open.

Do Windows phones still work in 2021?

It was no longer committed to building new features, experiences, or devices for Windows 10 Mobile, and within the next year, the company would outright abandon the platform as support comes to an end. If you're still using a Windows phone, this year is the last year of official support from Microsoft.

Is Nokia Lumia still supported?

Microsoft stopped manufacturing and distributing for sale its Lumia smartphones and Nokia branded feature phones at the end of 2016. Manufacturer Warranty Support for these phones ended on 31st of December 2020.

Should I buy a Windows Phone in 2021?

Best answer: No, Microsoft isn't building new features for Windows phone, so there's no reason to buy one in 2019. There are no new phones, and in the next year, Microsoft will abandon the platform altogether.

How much does Windows Phone cost?

  • Typical costs: The selection of phones with Windows operating systems varies by provider. Verizon sells the Windows Phone 8X by HTC for $100 with a two-year contract; without the contract, the phone costs $550. At T-Mobile, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC costs $200 with a two-year contract; without the contract it costs $580.

Where to buy Windows Phone?

  • Amazon. If you can buy something there's always a strong chance you'll find it on Amazon. ...
  • eBay. As with Amazon,if there's something you want to buy there's a solid chance you'll find it on eBay. ...
  • Swappa. Whether you're buying or selling,Swappa is a great place to go. ...
  • Craigslist. ...
  • Windows Central Marketplace. ...

How do I locate Windows Phone?

  • Using Find My Phone is very easy: Go to and log in with your Windows account. After the login, a map is displayed and Find My Phone should start locating your phone automatically. Should you don't see any location, click 'Refresh' a few times. Once you're phone has been located, you can trigger an audible signal by clicking on 'Ring'. ...

What is the newest Windows Phone?

  • The Lumia 950 XL is our pick for best Windows Phone in 2019 thanks to its large display in a small package, excellent camera, and removable battery. It's also the only good flagship Windows Phone you can buy new in 2019.

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