Windows Phone

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Windows Phone is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, initially based on the Windows CE kernel before moving to the NT kernel. This operating system has gone through many different iterations, the first being Pocket PC and Smartphone; the former had two versions and the latter only had one. It would later be rebranded to Windows Mobile; Microsoft later abandoned this OS in favor of Windows Phone, initially released in 2010. Windows Phone 8 shifted the OS to the NT kernel, then Windows 10 Mobile was released, serving as the mobile counterpart of Windows 10.

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Windows Pocket PC
Name OS version Release date Support end date Notes
Windows Pocket PC 2000 3.0 2000-04-19 2007-09-10
Windows Pocket PC 2002 3.0 2001-10-04 2008-10-14
Windows Mobile
Name OS version Notes
Windows Mobile 2003 4.2 2003-06-23 2014-07-08
Windows Mobile 5.0 5.0 2005-05-09 2015-10-13
Windows Mobile 6.0 6.0 2007-02-12 2013-01-08
Windows Mobile 6.1 6.1 2008-04-01
Windows Mobile 6.5 6.5 2009-05-11
Windows Phone
Name OS version Notes
Windows Phone 7 7.0 Worldwide: 2010-10-21

US: 2010-11-10

2014-10-14
Windows Phone 8 8.0 (NT 6.2) 2012-10-29 2016-01-12
Windows Phone 8.1 8.1 (NT 6.3) 2014-07-15 2017-07-11
Windows 10 Mobile
Name OS version Notes
Windows 10 Mobile 10.0 (NT 10.0) 2016-03-17 2020-01-14