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Windows 10 Mobile 1809 Shows Up on Bluetooth SIG Just as Surface Event is Announced

A new Surface event and Windows 10 Mobile seemingly receiving a bump to version 1809… Surface Phone anyone? Sadly, that’s probably not going to happen, and here’s why…

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In case you missed the memo, Mobile is no longer a thing. decided to stop adding new features or releasing new hardware in 2016. Yes, the platform is still “supported”, but it's not coming back. Or is it?

Bluetooth SIG, the standards group regulating Bluetooth, mentions a version 1809. If you are unfamiliar with the 1809 numbering, it is Microsoft's version number for Redstone 5. Of course, Redstone 5 will be launching next month as the October 2018 Update.

So, if Windows 10 Mobile has an 1809 version according to Bluetooth SIG, is the platform returning next month. By the way, Microsoft has a Surface event scheduled for October 2. These two coincidences suggest Microsoft is going to announce a smartphone and bring back its mobile Windows.

That would be a huge surprise considering the Surface Phone (Andromeda) has apparently been shelved. Unfortunately, the more likely explanation is simply a mistake on Microsoft's. Still, it gives something extra to look for over the next couple of weeks ahead of that Surface event.

No More Win10 Mobile

Microsoft has been clear that it will no longer bring new features to Windows 10 Mobile. When the platform was put on ice, the company effectively killed Windows Phone and Lumia as a result. If Microsoft is to make a return to mobile with its own hardware and software, it will be with a new platform.

Speaking of mobile presence, it is always worth remembering Microsoft has never really disappeared. Instead, the company is focused on developing its services on iOS and Android.

Yes, that's a frustrating situation for Windows fans, but it has paid off for Microsoft. The company is among the most successful developers on iOS and Android. Services like , Office, and Cortana are reaching more users through Microsoft embracing cross-platform.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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