Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jul 2017 13:36 UTC, submitted by nej_simon

If you're still rocking a handset running Windows Phone 8.1, it is important to note that mainstream support for the operating system is ending tomorrow, as Microsoft previously announced. Prior to the availability of Windows 10 Mobile for select handsets, the last major update to Windows Phone 8.1 was Lumia Denim, which started rolling out way back in December 2014.

A select number of handsets can get Windows 10 Mobile, but the vast majority of users (about 80%) are running Windows Phone 8.1.

So, headlines that state Windows Phone died yesterday are clickbait - but only because Windows Phone died years ago.

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RE[3]: Doesn't matter much
by bassbeast on Sun 16th Jul 2017 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter much"
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My wife has the Lumia 640 and frankly its a great OS, IDK why more people didn't give it a try. the phone has GREAT battery life, decent camera, good screen, and most importantly everything is laid out logically so even someone like her who isn't tech savvy can instantly find where they need to go without assistance.

The texting prediction is better, Cortana is miles ahead of whatever they call the android version as even with a bunch of external noise it gets it right about 90% of the time, all in all its been a great phone and the only way i see her getting rid of it is if we find a deal on a Windows 10 phone with a better camera as 8Mp is okay but not great. But as a daily driver? Honestly its a heck of a lot easier to use her phone on the go than my Android 5.1, especially one handed.

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