It is official: Windows Phone is now obsolete and Microsoft advises users to switch to Android or iOS

That's correct! Microsoft has put up an end date for the Windows Phone. A support page entitled “Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ” has given answers to queries with regards to the final end to all support for the Windows Phone platform.

Listed below “What should Windows 10 Mobile customers do now?” Microsoft has advised that all Windows Phone users change to a supported iOS or Android device" as Windows Phones won't receive devices security from the 10th of December this year. However, some third party apps may still support Windows Apps—Microsoft would not.

Devices that are run on Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 will receive security support patches until the 10th of December while the Lumia 640 and 640 XL on version 1703 will only last till the 11th of June.

Microsoft has advised those who still have a Windows smartphone to quickly create a backup with the aid of the built-in tool before the sunset date. To perform the update, users should head to Settings > Update & Security > Backup > More Options > Back up now.

Furthermore, with regards to Cortana, Microsoft has positioned the voice assistant—although it is not a competitor to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, but a compliment the platforms.