1. jasqid's Avatar
    read this... https://www.bing.com/cr?IG=027E9EA2D...p=DevEx,5054.1

    so sick of this crap. MS changes their mind more than a wife.
    99% sure ill never buy a ms phone ever again. RIP my Alcatel idol 4s... that's not even a year old.
    Sedp23 and aximtreo like this.
    06-20-2017 10:28 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    You misread it. Your Idol 4s is not dead. The version of Skype that is not being supported anymore is the one that was integrated as a part of the Messaging app. Regular Skype for Windows 10 Mobile is NOT dead.
    06-20-2017 11:02 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    People misunderstand that news as libra89 says.

    That doesn't mean Windows 10 Mobile is doing just fine, but it's referring to the Messaging+Skype app that Windows 10 Mobile 10586/TH2 had. Skype on the Anniversary Update and newer should function just fine.

    Although it's still not a good sign and there are other factors that suggest you should probably get rid of your 4s if W10M isn't doing it for you now.
    aximtreo, libra89, a5cent and 2 others like this.
    06-20-2017 11:07 PM
  4. Sedp23's Avatar
    It's not dead but Android now has the newest version of Skype that's not even on Windows10 mobile.... What gives Microsoft?
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-21-2017 07:54 AM
  5. jasqid's Avatar
    Ugh. I really try to pay attention to that. "Windows Phone is Dead". Yup!, cuz now its Windows 10 Mobile. Tech Media is bad at this reporting too. But still, finding a lot of stuff about The Feature 2 branch is it for this generation of mobile. When this C-Shell thing goes... whenever it does, and they do yet another reboot... I will not be an early adopter. Been burnt too many times with Microsoft Mobile.

    Thx for clarification - But it still looks like Message Sync is going bye-bye... and that was one of the features I use.
    CraigCole, ven07 and eddieDOTexe like this.
    06-21-2017 10:50 AM
  6. chancooluk's Avatar
    Originally posted by jasqid
    Ugh. I really try to pay attention to that. "Windows Phone is Dead". Yup!, cuz now its Windows 10 Mobile. Tech Media is bad at this reporting too. But still, finding a lot of stuff about The Feature 2 branch is it for this generation of mobile. When this C-Shell thing goes... whenever it does, and they do yet another reboot... I will not be an early adopter. Been burnt too many times with Microsoft Mobile.

    Thx for clarification - But it still looks like Message Sync is going bye-bye... and that was one of the features I use.
    By message sync do you mean using SMS in the skype app? That isn't going anywhere.

    It's the original messaging+skype app for build 10586 which is being dumped.
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    06-21-2017 11:48 AM
  7. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    But it still looks like Message Sync is going bye-bye... and that was one of the features I use.
    No, it isnt. No worries. :)
    ven07 likes this.
    06-21-2017 03:53 PM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    Ugh. I really try to pay attention to that. "Windows Phone is Dead". Yup!, cuz now its Windows 10 Mobile. Tech Media is bad at this reporting too. But still, finding a lot of stuff about The Feature 2 branch is it for this generation of mobile. When this C-Shell thing goes... whenever it does, and they do yet another reboot... I will not be an early adopter. Been burnt too many times with Microsoft Mobile.

    Thx for clarification - But it still looks like Message Sync is going bye-bye... and that was one of the features I use.
    Tech media is bad at that too. The keep pulling this reboot thing out of their nether regions, and not even insider leaks have ever suggested such a thing. What they have suggested is a new _branch_ of win10m. Not a replacement, a sibling.
    nate0 likes this.
    06-21-2017 09:15 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Tech media is bad at that too. The keep pulling this reboot thing out of their nether regions, and not even insider leaks have ever suggested such a thing. What they have suggested is a new _branch_ of win10m. Not a replacement, a sibling.
    Well take the reboots of Windows Phone 7, 8.0 and 10 and it doesn't seem like so much of a "nether regions pull" eh?

    Also, this smells just like we're being set up for a Windows Phone 7.8 situation. Another branch setup to placate WP7 users that will be quickly left to wither after minimal feature additions. Maybe a CShell simulator will be sent out. Like that new Start Menu that 7.8 and 8.1 RT Update 3 users got when they were left behind.
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    06-21-2017 11:24 PM
  10. Drael646464's Avatar
    Well take the reboots of Windows Phone 7, 8.0 and 10 and it doesn't seem like so much of a "nether regions pull" eh?

    Also, this smells just like we're being set up for a Windows Phone 7.8 situation. Another branch setup to placate WP7 users that will be quickly left to wither after minimal feature additions. Maybe a CShell simulator will be sent out. Like that new Start Menu that 7.8 and 8.1 RT Update 3 users got when they were left behind.
    Windows 10 is the last version of windows. There are no more versions after this. Besides there's a difference between widespread FUD, or suspicion, and actual factual knowledge. Reboot should NOT be presented as a fact.

    The word insider leaks have been using is "branch", as in more than one version. Given the presence of "Andromeda" in the current windows code, along side win10m, that seems more likely.
    Sedp23 likes this.
    06-21-2017 11:46 PM
  11. chez3makr's Avatar
    Maybe they're planing to have the service integrated into Windows 10 mobile. And have Skype always running and being a drain on the performance! You'll never know with MS
    06-21-2017 11:54 PM
  12. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Just let that guy go...
    06-22-2017 04:06 AM
  13. nate0's Avatar
    Tech media is bad at that too. The keep pulling this reboot thing out of their nether regions, and not even insider leaks have ever suggested such a thing. What they have suggested is a new _branch_ of win10m. Not a replacement, a sibling.
    The technical rabbit hole is virtually an abyss when it comes to these things and understanding headlines.
    06-22-2017 08:04 PM
  14. editguy's Avatar
    Just updated on my Idol today.
    06-23-2017 01:26 AM
  15. raycpl's Avatar
    The sky is falling, the sky is falling...


    Move along, nothing to see here.


    ...!
    06-23-2017 07:54 AM

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