Corporate vice president of Microsoft's operating systems group, Joe Belfiore, confirmed on Twitter that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer on the agenda in Redmond, Washington: " Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc. He has explained the company's struggle with rolling out new features for Windows phone and has also highlighted that launching new handsets are no longer a "focus" for the company.
Despite Windows having a huge install base of users, it's clear that Microsoft came too late to the mobile world. It is now clear that the operating system has been placed in servicing mode, and existing users will continue to get just bug fixes and security patches.
Though Belfiore did not reveal what caused them to terminate Windows Phone, he may have alluded to the lack of app developer support as the main reason behind this move. The company representative admitted that they have closed all operations of software and hardware updates for the brand. It created the Windows CE that went in PDAs way back in 1996 and launched Windows Phone in 2000. He recommended that Windows Phone users switch to Android, iOS, or anything else that meets their needs. In other words, Windows phones are really dead now, including the so-called Surface Phone.
"We have tried VERY HARD to [incentivize] app devs", Belfiore wrote. On Sunday, Belfiore said that he too had "switched platforms for the app [and hardware] diversity". Windows Phone's death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft's Windows division finally admitted you shouldn't expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone.
So, Windows Phone users, what are you thoughts on this? It was not until 2014 that Microsoft paid a total of around $7.9 billion for Nokia's smartphone business. The resulting small userbase has made investment in app creation unattractive to developers, perpetuating a bottomless cycle of downward decline.
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