Microsoft forcibly replaces one browser with another for most Windows 10 users

Microsoft forcibly replaces one browser with another for most Windows 10 users

Windows Update will automatically distribute the new Edge

Microsoft has announced details about the launch of a brand new version of Microsoft Edge on the Chromium engine.


For most Windows 10 users, the update will be delivered automatically through Windows Update. The new browser will simply replace the old one on Windows 10 RS4 (April 2018 update) and earlier versions.

Of course, this can cause compatibility issues. In this case, Microsoft released the Blocker Toolkit for corporate users, which will allow you to control the installation.

The new Microsoft Edge is expected to go public on January 15, 2020, in more than 90 languages.

Microsoft has closed the application store for old smartphones

But support for Windows 10 Mobile extended

Microsoft has officially closed the Windows Store online app store for devices in the Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system.

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The store stopped working on December 16, 2019. Now you can’t install new or reinstall old applications. As the company promises, Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones and all applications that have already been downloaded from the store will continue to work.

However, users may experience a further reduction in functionality because updates will stop coming from the store.

Some smartphones can still be updated to the more recent Windows 10 Mobile. However, Windows 10 Mobile will also cease to be supported very soon. Initially, Microsoft planned to finally discontinue official support for the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile (1709) platform on December 10, 2019. However, at the last moment, she changed her mind and extended her support until January 14, 2020.

Microsoft suddenly changed her mind to bury mobile Windows

They dug up Windows 10 Mobile, but they will bury it again soon

The company Microsoft had planned to permanently stop the official support of the latest version of its mobile Windows Mobile platform 10 (1709) December 10, 2019. However, at the last moment, she changed her mind.

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It’s funny that Windows 10 Mobile is now so “popular” among smartphone users that Microsoft made changes to the support document on this subject a week later.

As it now says, support for Windows 10 Mobile (1709) will end on January 14, 2020. On the same day, support for the Windows 7 operating system will cease. After January 14, devices with Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise installed will stop receiving updates and free technical support.

Previous versions of Windows 10 Mobile, including 1511, 1607, and 1703, are no longer served by Microsoft. Devices, of course, will continue to work after December 10, but the functionality will be cut back and security will be in jeopardy.

Microsoft recommends that the remaining users of Window 10 Mobile switch to smartphones with Android or iOS.

Source = Microsoft, Neowin

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