Windows 10 Mobile not yet dead, Microsoft to continue support for many years

In a leaked internal communication, Microsoft's Terry Myerson addressed concerns of Microsoft's plans with its mobile division.


Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform has been struggling to catch up to iOS and Android since its inception. Reports by International Data Corporation tracking sales of devices predict further drop in market share this year. This has understandably raised concerns among partners, employees and the media. Microsoft's Terry Myerson addressed these concerns in a letter, that was partially leaked on Windows Central.

Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors.

We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product's value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years.

In July last year, Microsoft went through a massive restructuring, with three focus areas identified. These were enterprise customers, entry level VFM devices, and flagships for Window Fanboys. The next iteration of the platform and its capabilities seems to have tunnel vision, focusing on the business customers only. Users can expect more applications for business users, device management features and increased security on Windows Mobile Devices. Windows 10 Mobile has yet to come up with something game changing to become relevant.


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