App developers (including Microsoft) may end support for an app at any time. On January 12, 2021, Office apps (Universal Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) will reach End of support on phones using Windows 10 Mobile. The Store may continue to work after the end of support date.
Can I still use a Windows Phone in 2021?
Application updates and installs should be fine until at least the end of 2021. The old 8.1 Store was given 30 months after end of support for the OS itself, if we extrapolate that to Windows 10 Mobile then the Store might last until summer 2022.
Why did Windows phones fail?
Mobility. There are a ton of reasons why Microsoft lost the battle for mobile, including its approach to licensing Windows Phone, partners like Samsung not launching cutting-edge Windows Phone handsets, and Microsofts failure to attract app developers.
Which was the last Lumia phone?
Lumia 650 The most recent Lumia smartphone, the Lumia 650, was announced by Microsoft on 15 February 2016.
Why did Windows stop making phones?
Microsoft realized that it simply could not capture a sufficient enough portion of the smartphone market to justify continuing with its Windows Phone efforts.