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Windows Phone is dead

2017-10-10 13:30 by


Microsoft officials have admitted that Windows phone is dead. In a Twitter post, the head of Microsoft's Windows division confirmed that Windows Mobile platform is in "service mode". This means that it won't be developed any more but only bug fixes and security patches will be released.

"Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren't the focus," Windows Experience chief Joe Belfiore wrote.

Belfiore said that one of the biggest problems had been lack of app support and said that despite working alongside a number of partners to produce their Windows Phone apps, and even pay them to have a presence in the Windows Phone app store, the volume of customers hadn't justified then continuing to support development.

Now, Microsoft has turned its mobile attention to iOS and Android entirely. Last week, Microsoft expanded on its strategy of Microsoft Everywhere by offering up a version of its relatively new web browser, Microsoft Edge, for iOS and Android.

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