Windows Phone

operating system for mobile devices created by Microsoft

Windows Phone (formerly Windows Mobile) is a discontinued operating system from Microsoft for mobile phones. It's still less popular than Android and iOS.[source?] The last version of Windows Phone, which is Windows Phone 10 is unsupported since December 10, 2019, while Windows Phone 10 version 1709 is unsupported since January 10, 2023 (for paid Extended Security Update (ESU) programs).

Windows Phone
DeveloperMicrosoft Corporation
Written inC, C++[1]
OS familyWindows
Working stateUnsupported
Source modelClosed-source
Initial release
  • NA: November 8, 2010
  • EU: October 21, 2010
  • PAL: October 21, 2010
Latest releaseWindows 10 Mobile / March 17, 2016
Available in25+ languages[2]
Package managerZune Software, Windows Phone App, Windows Phone Store, xap on Windows Phone 8 and later
PlatformsQualcomm Snapdragon (based on ARMv7)
Kernel typeMonolithic (Windows CE) (Windows Phone 7) Hybrid (Windows NT) (Windows Phone 8)
user interface
Graphical (Metro UI)
LicenseCommercial proprietary software


  1. Lextrait, Vincent (February 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  2. Petersen, Palle (June 20, 2012). "Windows Phone 8 announced today: will support 50 languages". Microsoft Language Portal Blog. Microsoft. Archived from the original on December 26, 2018. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  3. Burns, Chris (August 29, 2012). "Windows Phone 8 launch date tipped for October". SlashGear. R3 Media LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2012.