Tuesday marks the end of Microsoft’s failed bid to get the world on Windows Mobile, Windows Phone or Windows 10 Phone. Come December 2019 Patch Tuesday, it will be the last time Microsoft ever offers security updates for devices running Windows 10 Mobile.
The end of Windows 10 Mobile patches is not a huge deal in itself. After all, even Microsoft execs and Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates, have moved on to using mostly Samsung Android phones.
But the day is a marker for what Gates has described as his biggest mistake as CEO of one of the world’s biggest software companies.