Microsoft Store To Stop Accepting Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8 Apps

Laverne Mann
August 22, 2018

Now, according to the latest reports, the tech giant Microsoft's app store, of course, Microsoft Store to stop accepting Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications.

October 31, 2018 - New app submissions will not be accepted anymore for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.x or earlier.

Crucially, while updates will no longer be distributed to older devices after the above dates, developers for these apps can still publish updates. That unwelcoming atmosphere was extended to Windows Phone 8, which was actually less problematic, forever cursing that "8" generation.

Microsoft's plan with Windows 10 was to hit a billion devices within a couple of years, but that all hinged on the OS being a hit on PC, tablet, and mobile.

YouTuber Kamer Kaan Avdan, who has previously created concept videos for Windows 11, iOS 12 and Android 9.0, and most recently brought Windows XP, Windows 95 and Windows 7 bang up to date, gives us a glimpse of what the future could be like, with a new video showcasing his vision of Windows XP Mobile - 2018 Edition. It's no surprise, given that Windows Phone 8.1 hasn't been supported in over a year.

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Windows Phone users will lose support for their native Microsoft Teams, Yammer, and Skype for Business apps as of next month.

Microsoft has been gradually winding things down for Windows 8 and 8.1, along with Windows Phone 8, for some time.

On July 1, 2023, the same will happen to devices running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Microsoft made no mention if installed apps will stop working at one point in time or another; since the company did not mention that, I assume that this won't be the case.

Earlier this month, the software maker updated the app with a new feature that lets you mark the photos as favorite and these favorite photos come under the Favorites section that you can access from the Album tab. On July 1, 2019 updates of the apps created for Windows Phone 8.x will be terminated.

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