Microsoft says Windows 10 S won’t kill off Windows 10 Mobile

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Microsoft made sure to deny all rumors about it abandoning Windows Mobile.

Windows 10 S won’t kill Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft revealed Windows 10 S as the company’s method of targeting the education market. It will run on the Surface Laptop and other devices aimed at both educators and students. Windows 10 S is considered by some a successor of the Windows RT and by still others a step away from Windows 10 Mobile.

Robert Epstein, UK Product Marketing Director for Windows, said during an interview with TechRadar that Windows 10 S is not a replacement for Windows 10 Mobile and explained all about Microsoft’s commitment to smartphones:

Windows 10 S is not an edition, it’s what we call a configuration of Windows 10. So actually, the code is pretty much the same. Underlying it is Windows 10 Pro, configured to ensure we have the best security, and ongoing high performance for Windows users.

Epstein also confirmed that:

We’re still committed to the Windows 10 Mobile platform – there are some devices out there today from HP, Acer and a couple of other partners.

He also said that Microsoft is committed to Windows 10 Mobile as a platform but for now, the company doesn’t have anything more to announce. Microsoft needs to make sure that Windows can bring something new and unique in the mobile world first before they do.

This is the reason for which the company is currently focusing on Android and iOS. Microsoft really wants all its services and apps to be available to users no matter what platform they decide to adopt. For instance, even if a Microsoft users stops using the Windows phone, they’ll still be able to access OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook and so on.

We just have to wait until September to see what Microsoft will bring new alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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