It’s time to say goodbye to Windows phone for real. In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has unveiled that the software behemoth is no longer exhibiting new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows Phone’s Death -What About the Existing Users?

While Windows Phone aficionadi had expected Microsoft would modernize the platform with new features; it’s now explicit the operating system has been put into servicing mode; with just glitch fixes and security updates for existing users.

“Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates,” says Belfiore. “But building new features/hw aren’t the focus.” During the last Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it has been apparent Microsoft is no longer working on the mobile platform. The company divided its development process into “feature2,” leaving Windows Phone enthusiasts baffled.

Long Had Died But Announced Just Now!

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has actually been stagnant for more than a year. But Microsoft has never formally declared it before. Microsoft pulled down its smartphone business last year; causing thousands of employment cuts.

During Microsoft’s recent Build and Inspire conferences, CEO Satya Nadella abandoned the company’s mantra of “mobile-first, cloud-first” in an inclination of a focus on what he defines as the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. This latest area of attention means Microsoft is now struggling on multi-device situations and cloud-powered technologies that don’t always include Windows.

Why Windows Phone Couldn’t Make It?

Belfiore also reveals he shifted to Android; just like Bill Gates did, and that the company will keep supporting Windows 10 users who aspire to use Android and iOS on their smartphones. One of the significant inferences Microsoft is capitulating is because developers never endorsed the platform.

Microsoft had many predicaments with its Windows Phone app store; and the inadequacy to maintain apps once they were developed. “We have tried very hard to incent app devs,” explains Belfiore. “Paid money. wrote apps four them.. but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.”

It’s now transparent Microsoft finally accepted the fact that people don’t want Windows on their phones. The software giant is now focusing on iOS and Android apps and practices over the past couple of years.

Now Company’s Focus Is Something Else

Microsoft’s Edge browser is heading towards iOS and Android, and the company looks entirely focused on enhancing the experience of associating a phone to a PC and recapitulating documents and apps between the two.

A brand-new Microsoft Launcher for Android even moves a step forward in advancing the overall Android experience; with smart customizations and PC sharing features. Anticipate seeing much more than this in the future.

It’s momentarily improbable we’ll ever notice a Surface smartphone; or further Windows phone. Microsoft’s investments in iOS and Android will only help Windows 10 customers, and it could compensate for the company’s rumpled struggles in mobile platfrom over the years.


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