On Monday, Microsoft announced that it'll stop accepting new app submissions for Windows Phone 8.x or earlier on Oct. 31, 2018. Then on July 1, 2019 Microsoft will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier devices.
Microsoft says it'll continue making updates available to Windows 10 devices, but it doesn't mention Windows 10 Mobile -- the version of Windows 10 built for Windows Phones.
With no new apps or updates, another nail is hammered into Windows Phone's coffin.
Watch this: RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft admits Windows 10 Mobile is dead
Windows Phone is estimated to have held 3.9 percent of the smartphone global marketshare in its heyday of 2013. Although that sounds measly, it put it in third place behind Android (75.9 percent) and iOS (16.9 percent). With Windows Phone gone, Android and iOS are basically the only two options left.