WINDOWS 10 PHONES - THE END?
We used Windows phones for trialling in an enterprise, once Windows 10 mobile came out, using the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 950 Dual Sim during Q4 2016- Q2 2017. We quickly stopped using the 640 as it was to under specified.
For us the 950 dual SIM performed:
- Good Cameras
- Long life replaceable battery
- Can add Memory card
- Worked with Intune
- Good display for the price
- Bulky compared to similar devices
- Fewer and fewer apps
- Operation with Continuum was a non -starter in practical terms
- Priority given to Android and IOS Intune improvements over Windows Mobile
- Attempts to use facial recognition poor and flattened battery quickly
- Inter operation with Windows 10 on PC clunky
When the plans for Fall Creator version of Windows 10 restricted mobile to an ever fewer range of handsets it did not look good for Windows 10 mobile. In addition the release control site shows an EOL of 11th June 2019 and some senior execs at Microsoft said it is now dead apart from patch updates.
In a way this makes sense as they had a very small share of the handset market and to put their efforts into Microsoft apps for Android and IOS, Microsoft infrastructure, and a Microsoft back-end.
We now do not take on Windows 10 mobile and recommend it be replaced with Android or IOS devices.
You can use the Windows Launcher from the Play Store to make an Android phone look like a windows phone
Rumours of new mobile version but needs yet an another new handset and new apps