Microsoft has announced that it is dropping mobile phone support by the end of 2019. Potentially, its surface phone project, “Andromeda,” could potentially be canceled as the company moves on to other ventures. However, this Redmond giant has always been secretive about its development and may plan an unexpected twist for its Andromeda release. Here’s what we know about it.

According to Apple Insider’s report, Microsoft announced that it’ll stop the Windows Phone 10 support around Dec. 10. The company even encouraged its users to switch to a supported Android or iOS device whenever possible. Data backups will also be assisted as users bring their app data to a different phone. Piling up with losses against its competition, Microsoft has folded in this mobile phone race to focus on other services.

However, many reports claimed that project Andromeda is still alive despite the impending discontinuation of the Windows smartphone OS. More than just being a smartphone device, it’ll also be a desktop experience and is expected to “blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,” according to a Hindustani Times report. This new device is expected to work in five different forms, each with its own operation modes, which range from desktop, tablet and even smart device. Digital Trends previously reported that it would be shown last October 2018, but it didn't happen.

However, the tech giant is always tight-lipped about its developments of new products. As of now, Windows has not announced any progress with the project Andromeda or any substitute to the Windows mobile phone aside from opting for other devices.

Even though the information on Andromeda sounds promising on paper, it currently doesn’t have any interest or hype surrounding it. If Windows continues on this path, it would be best to hear an announcement from them about their future plans. Regardless of whether or not project Andromeda is still part of their 2019 plan, we’ll be sure to hear something that’ll be about their plan in the mobile market even if they stopped making smartphones. Potentially, we could see some unique apps for both iOS and Android that Apple and Android developers haven’t made yet.

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There will be no more Windows phones after 2019, but how about Microsoft's other "mobile" projects? Pictured: Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone, holds Windows phones during the keynote address at the 2014 Microsoft Build developer conference on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The 2014 Microsoft Build developer conference runs through April 4. Getty Images/Justin Sullivan