Microsoft officially announces Windows Phone is dead

Windows Experience chief Joe Belfiore has confirmed via Twitter that the company has put the platform in "service mode" - so bug fixes and security patches for Kevin, but no more development. Although the Windows Phone platform has been more or less "dead" over the past year or so, Microsoft did not make any official announcements regarding its plans for the dying mobile operating system.

Microsoft's Windows division would no more be focusing on Window 10 mobile, informed by the Microsoft's Windows division head. With no new hardware or features incoming, Windows 10 Mobile will lie dormant alongside, used by a handful of people in primarily enterprise environments. But for existing Windows Mobile user, Microsoft will continue to support the platform and will continue to provide bug fixes and security updates for the system. "We paid money and even wrote apps for them, but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest". Choose what's best 4 u.

The last releases of Microsoft's phones powered by Windows were the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

This combined with repeated delays in updating Windows Phone meant that it simply couldn't catch on.

He tweeted " We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs.

Microsoft produces a wide range of applications for iOS and Android, including its Office suite of apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Also, technically speaking, it isn't completely dead but current users can forget about any new features or functionalities coming to the OS. Compare that with Android's 64 percent share of new phone sales and 34 percent for iOS (figures that are closely matched in the United Kingdom and Australia).

Microsoft has been developing mobiles for the past 20 years but they haven't been able to make it as big as its other Android and iOS competitors.

Later, Belfiore lamented Windows 10 Mobile's demise.

That if anything should be a sign that it's time to call it a day and move on from Windows phones. Most recently, Microsoft cut off support for Windows Phone 8.1 and above.

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