Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Microsoft Has Given Up On Trying to Make Windows Phones a Thing

Microsoft Has Given Up On Trying to Make Windows Phones a Thing

Microsoft is no longer developing new hardware or features for Windows 10 Mobile, the smartphone version of its flagship operating system, effectively killing off its presence in the handset market.

Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc, goal building new features/hw aren't the focus.

Microsoft will now support Windows 10 customers who want to use Android and iOS on their phones.

That means any chance of the company unveiling the coveted and so-called Surface Phone is likely zero, but what does this mean for existing Windows 10 Mobile users? He even said that Microsoft tried paying companies to make apps, but the lack of users became another problem as for most companies, the userbase was too low to invest.

Along with too few vendors supporting Windows Mobile, Microsoft also made some financial and technology missteps along the way.

It's finally happening. Microsoft has now officially confirmed that the Windows Phone OS is now dead.

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Obviously, it's not a bad idea to consider switching to Android or iOS as there's a good chance that app developers will stop issuing updates for their apps straight away. It created the Windows CE that went in PDAs way back in 1996 and launched Windows Phone in 2000.

According to Belfiore the company tried their everything to lure in more software developers and thus improve the state of their app store.

"Most Microsoft applications are now available and supported on other mobile operating systems", said Mr Jeronimo. Even HP discontinued it's Windows 10 Mobile flagship. After the the uber-flop of Windows Phone, it was hoped that Windows 10 Mobile would bring about a change in fortune.

Windows Phone 7 came out as a very tempting OS to the casual users but had a lot of restrictions. Most of the operating system featured a black background with a focus on text instead of icons.

The last releases of Microsoft's phones powered by Windows were the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. This isn't the first time Microsoft is realizing things are going awry.

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