Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Windows Phones Are (Pretty Much) Dead

Windows Phones Are (Pretty Much) Dead

Today, Joe Belfiore poured his heart out revealing why he ditched Windows Phone for Android.

New hardware and features for the Windows Phone are off the table as the company said Sunday it will now provide only bug fixes and security updates.

The information from Microsoft about the Windows Phone comes almost two years after the company chose to move away from its ambitious smartphone project.

However, the Windows 10 chief made an assurance that they will continue to support the different companies that were using the platform.

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Essentially, business users will still get Windows Phone support, but consumers won't see the improvements needed to keep them on the platform.

Belfiore's tweet is the last nail in the coffin on the now discontinued windows mobile operating system. Instead, we think, from now on, the company is likely to focus on Android and iOS apps more than before.

And he added: "As an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app/hw diversity". We will support those users too!

Not to forget, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft himself already switched to Android even though the phone that he used might carry plenty of Microsoft services in it. In his Twitter thread, Belfiore replied to one inquiring user that they tried "very hard to incent app [developments]", but did not push through due to low number of users.

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Another reason for its failure is lack of a WIndows 10 Mobile operating system in a wide range of devices. To make it as clear as day it means: Windows phones are done with. He has explained the company's struggle with rolling out new features for Windows phone and has also highlighted that launching new handsets are no longer a "focus" for the company.

Although Windows mobile phones are dead, the buzz is powerful that it is working on Surface phones which will be launched in 2018. Despite that, Microsoft's platform couldn't compete with the likes of iOS and Android.

The browser allows users to share websites, apps, photos and other information between phones and Windows PC.

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