Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 update coming to compatible handsets according to Microsoft

Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 update coming to compatible handsets according to Microsoft
Microsoft's own support page now includes a bulletin from the software giant that says Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets will be receiving the April 2018 software update. As Microsoft notes on its support page, "Availability may vary by manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, hardware limitations, and other factors." While these handsets automatically download and install updates when available, you can try to get it manually by going to Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates. The version of Windows 10 Mobile that includes the update is 1803.

Some users of Windows 10 Mobile handsets tried to pull out the April 2018 update manually, and came away with bupkis. As we noted, Microsoft warned that not every model is receiving the update. Still, there is a chance that this is all a mistake; after all, Windows Phone is not exactly a top priority for Microsoft at the moment-if it ever was.

Microsoft will officially walk away from Windows 10 Mobile on January 8th, 2019. Until then, the company will support the platform with bug fixes and security updates, but will not disseminate any new features for the phones.

source: Microsoft via WindowsLatest

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9 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2262; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Alan, where are you getting that Windows 10 Mobile will receive the new build "1803"? The source that you linked to states nothing about Mobile receiving 1803. To my knowledge only PC will be getting the new build and mobile will only be receiving fixes and security updates for version "1709" till the end of its life cycle. I'd also like to ask where you get the Jan 8, 2019 date from? Microsoft's states that they will provide at least security update for a minimum of two years from when a new build is released. Since the fall creators update's(1709) life-cycle started in October last year, that would mean support till at least October of 2019. The support date on the first link I'm providing shows December 2019 for end of life... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=Windows%2010%20Mobile,%20released%20in%20August%202016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18403/lifecycle-faq-device-operating-systems I could be wrong, but I'd just like clarification if possible regards, Subie

3. Alan01

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Check the sourcelink. As I said in the story, it could be an error, but it does show up in Microsoft Support. I will look at your links and update the story if necessary. The FAQ you linked to is a month old, btw. Regards, Alan

9. Subie

Posts: 2262; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Update: I just installed a new update today (May 12) and the version is still 1709.

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Wait till May 8, i always get updates on the second Tuesday of the month (950XL)

2. Subie

Posts: 2262; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Edited, Because my first comment duplicated again.

4. MayankParmar

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

Alan, Could you also please credit the source from where you got the story? Please check the email. Thanks!

5. carlm21

Posts: 32; Member since: May 07, 2018

this is really good

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3066; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I received the April update and it was limited to security updates and a slightly crippled Outlook, but it's still on 1709. I have the unlocked Idol 4S from Microsoft btw.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That has nothing to do with the new 1803 update. Wait till tomorrow.

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