RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft admits Windows 10 Mobile is dead
Time to say goodbye to Windows phones.
Microsoft just gave Windows 10 Mobile a death sentence by announcing that the company will not release any new features or hardware for the mobile operating system.
Windows Ten Mobile is no longer a focus for the company.
Joe Belfiore confirmed this in a tweet on Sunday.
Writing that the company will still support the platform with bug fixes and security updates for anyone who's still using the Windows phone, but there will not be anything new made for it.
The writing has been on the wall for sometime, Belfiore, himself does not even use a Windows phone.
He revealed in August that he uses a Microsoft edition of Samsung's Galaxy S8.
And Bill Gates also recently admitted he switched to an android phone with Microsoft apps.
One of the biggest problems for Windows 10 mobile is the lack of apps.
In another tweet Belfiore The company tried a number of incentives, even paying developers with a volume of users was to low for companies to invest.
Last week HP delivered another blow.
The company announced it stopped making the Elite X3.
That's one of the few remaining Windows 10 mobile phones.
Microsoft shifted it's focus on mobile To make apps for Android and IOS, including the Edge Internet browser that lets you share data between the phone and a Windows PC.
And you know, the HoloLens headgear is technically also a mobile device.
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