Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse

Audrey Hill
February 21, 2018

Microsoft on Tuesday released an official statement in which the company noted that they are ending support for all push notifications for Windows 7.5 and Windows 8.0 devices, starting today. The decision which let to this step is that in recent times, the number of Windows Phone users have switched to Android and iOS and it doesn't send a good message to the remaining Windows phone users. It's been a while since Windows Phone 8.0 received any security updates as the company has ended all support for the operating system.

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However, Microsoft has said that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus, and users shouldn't expect new features or hardware.

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Microsoft says that notifications will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, and "newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported". Neither operating system found a huge audience at the time, and there likely aren't many phones out there using it today - which is part of why Microsoft now finds itself in this suboptimal smartphone situation in the first place.

For now Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile is OK, but it is surely just a question of time, as even Windows 10 Mobile has exited mainstream support in January this year.

So, yes, here's another milestone in the march to the grave for Windows on smartphones. As to where Microsoft could take its mobile initiative next is not known to anyone, though the software giant is rumoured to have the new foldable mobile-type device in development.

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