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Windows 10 Mobile is dead, but some users still cling to it, heartened by a flow of bug fixes and basic app support from Microsoft and the few remaining UWP developers.
Microsoft this week issued an update to Windows 10’s Skype app. This firm reworked the app into a react native app, and killed the SMS relay feature Microsoft had built to enable users to text between their PCs and their phones, you can only do that on Android devices now anyway.
With development continuing on this new version of Skype, the old UWP Skype will no longer get any feature improvements or enhancements, Microsoft might deliver a bug fix or two, but that’s that for Skype on Windows 10 Mobile.
Just like with the rest of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft will not dramatically pull the rug out if all its users. Instead, there will be small cessations, small stoppages here and there. The users will themselves find they have no need for Windows 10 Mobile, and the most promising mobile ecosystem in the world will go out like a candle in a vacuum.