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Microsoft Is Effectively Killing Windows 10 Mobile Now, Too

Microsoft Is Effectively Killing Windows 10 Mobile Now, Too

Belfiore himself has admitted that he himself has switched to Android like Bill Gates due to lack of applications and application support. Although the Windows Phone platform has been more or less "dead" over the previous year or so, Microsoft did not make any official announcements regarding its plans for the dying mobile operating system. "But building new features/hw aren't the focus", he said, rounding off the tweet with a sad face.

The company had launched its mobile operating system in 2000 and a Windows CE software for personal digital assistants, known as PDAs, in 1996. "Paid money. wrote apps 4 them. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest", he explained, adding another sad face. On top of that, the lack of app diversity also caused many third-party phone makers to shy away from Windows Mobile, which meant there weren't a lot of options when it came to buying quality Windows Mobile hardware, either. But despite everything, there were not a sufficient number of users for companies to invest in the platform.

From a recent sales figure disclosed by Kantar Worldpanel, just 1.3% United States mobile market sold Windows phone.

After the launch of Apple's iOS in 2007 along with Google's Android OS launch in 2008, the ecosystem has evolved. Microsoft dropped support for Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this year.

If you are still using the older version of Windows 10, you should upgrade your machine before October 10. This seems to indicate that a "Surface Phone" is also no longer on the table.

For Microsoft, failure is scathing, especially after the fiasco of the purchase of the phone department of Nokia for almost $ 5 billion in 2013. They follow a decision by Microsoft over the summer to end support for Windows Phone 8.1, the final operating system tied to the Windows Phone. The executive boils it down to one main reason: the difficulty of getting developers to write apps. Belfiore sums it all up nicely, saying that it was "very hard" to get more app developers onboard the platform.

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