Microsoft will no longer focus on Windows Mobile

In reality, there was a bit more software that needed dragging out. This bit of information comes from the Twitter handle of Windows VP and former Windows Mobile program manager, Joe Belfiore. The reason being the lack of diversity in available apps and hardware.

Microsoft has finally confirmed what most of us already knew: the Windows Phone is dead. That rift was more like the beginning of the end - from Microsoft, that is. If it's running Windows Phone 8.1, then support ended back in July 2017. Although Windows 10 is the last version of the Windows operating, the older versions of Windows 10 will be soon no longer supported. Other systems, which included Windows 10 Mobile, held a global market share of around 0.2 per cent. Whatever you were calling it last time you spoke of it, if you ever did.

Belfiore still couldn't quite bring himself to actually use the word 'discontinued, ' but that's effectively what the tweet says.

'We regret to inform you that at the end of March, the app version you're using is no longer supported and you cannot send and receive messages. Choose what's best 4 u. Most of the operating system featured a black background with a focus on text instead of icons.

"Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, et cetera", he said. And Microsoft's Joe Belfiore is the man who's driving the final nail in the company's OS coffin.

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After the launch of Apple's iOS in 2007 along with Google's Android OS launch in 2008, the ecosystem has evolved.

It seems Windows 10 Mobile's biggest problem was that Microsoft couldn't convince developers to write apps for the platform, despite trying "very hard" by offering them incentives.

He has a point - developers don't want to bother creating apps no one will use, and in a vicious circle, users don't want to start using an operating system without apps.

Included multiple times in the replies to this Tweet were a couple of suggestions that might not be the worst ideas in the world. While Microsoft has always stated that it is committed to Windows phones and that updates would be coming, now there are signs that the platform has no future.

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