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Microsoft’s UWP File Explorer gets developed in new update

Microsoft’s UWP File Explorer gets developed in new update

Microsoft says it'll continue making updates available to Windows 10 devices, but it doesn't mention Windows 10 Mobile - the version of Windows 10 built for Windows Phones. But on July 1, 2019, Microsoft will also stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or older.

The Windows 8 Store has never had the full feature set of its newer Windows 10 equivalent, but then it has never really mattered because for the happy few still using it, the "tiled" or "metro" or "UWP" apps were an enforced nice to have anyway, given that they are part of an operating system that gave people Vista flashbacks.

Microsoft is planning on bringing its popular Sticky Notes Windows app to iOS and Android.

We all know very well that the tech giant Microsoft has been clear about the need to upgrade its operating systems.

Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone
Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

That also means that this is your last chance to upgrade your phone to Windows 10 Mobile, if you're eligible. However, there's now an end date for these, too: from July 1, 2023, Microsoft will cease to distribute any updates for Windows 8.1 Store applications.

Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft has released a new updater tool to keep your devices patched. It's no surprise, given that Windows Phone 8.1 hasn't been supported in over a year.

To highlight what is happening, one has to look at Windows 7 for a moment.

Microsoft published a roadmap yesterday for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.x that highlights the end of support dates for app submissions and updates. Extended support for the OS actually ends on January 10 of that year. On mobile there were no apps on Windows 8 and as such both the desktop and mobile versions of the OS were doomed quite early on into their lifecycles.

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