Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows NT
Architecturex86, x64, ARM32, ARM64
Release date2016-03-17
Support end2020-01-14
Based on
Windows 10
Replaces
Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 10 Mobile is a mobile version of Windows 10, which was released on 17 March 2016.

It is the last release of the Windows Phone OS as Microsoft ceased development of the operating system in October 2017 due to diminishing interest and application development for the platform and instead began to prioritize in software development and integrations with competing mobile operating systems.

On 21 December 2018, Microsoft announced that support for Windows 10 Mobile will be ending on 10 December 2019.[1] Support was later extended to 14 January 2020 to match Windows 7's end of support date.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Version 1507 (Threshold 1)[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Version 1511 (Threshold 2)[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update (Redstone 1)[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update (Redstone 2)[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Feature 2)[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, commonly referred to as Feature 2, is a special development branch dedicated to continued Windows 10 Mobile servicing as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update, based on the Redstone 2 codebase. Unlike earlier builds of Windows 10 Mobile, this release is not based on the same code as desktop builds and marks the beginning of a split between Mobile and Desktop.

Microsoft's blog post for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15204 describes Feature 2 as such:[2]

Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16176 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. We’re continuing work to refine OneCore with some code refactoring so that teams can start checking in new code. So, you still won’t see any noticeable changes or new features in new builds just yet.

We are also releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15204 to Insiders in the Fast ring. As we release new builds from our Development Branch for PC, we will also be doing the same for Windows 10 Mobile just like we have been in the past. However, Windows Insiders will likely notice some minor differences. The biggest difference being that the build number and branch won’t match the builds we will be releasing for PC. This is a result of more work we’re doing to converge code into OneCore – the heart of Windows across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, HoloLens, Xbox and more as we continue to develop new improvements for Windows 10 Mobile and our enterprise customers.

— Dona Sarkar, Windows Insider Blog

Redstone 3[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Support ending for Windows 10 Mobile in 2019, Microsoft Learn. 16 June 2022.
  2. Sarkar, Dona. Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16176 for PC + Build 15204 for Mobile, Windows Insider Blog. 14 April 2017.