Microsoft isn't exactly shy of platform resets, especially when it comes to Windows phone. So would another platform reset be that bad of an idea?
Microsoft's mobile ambitions have seen their share of resets, seemingly every few years over the past decade, frequently leaving behind current users in the process. It happened with the jump between Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7 in 2010, and again with Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 just two years later. So is it so hard to imagine that yet another reset is on its way between Windows 10 Mobile and whatever is supposed to be coming next?
Let's be real for a minute here. Windows 10 Mobile isn't exactly shaking up the industry. But Microsoft simply can't, and likely won't, abandon the mobile market — that would be suicidal in a world that's increasingly mobile dominant. Windows needs a foot in the mobile market, somehow, somewhere, and it's evident that Windows 10 Mobile as it currently is won't be that platform for Microsoft.
So, assuming Microsoft is working on something new for the mobile market, powered by Windows, would another platform reset be such a bad idea? The likelihood of another reset is actually pretty high if you think about it. With Microsoft already cutting off support for devices like the Lumia 930 and 1520, which I'd argue can run the current builds of Windows 10 Mobile absolutely fine, I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see Microsoft cut off the remaining devices support within the next year and start fresh with new software.