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Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead

09 October 2017, 01:03 | Justin Tyler

Now, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Windows, has indirectly admitted that the days of Windows 10 Mobile are probably over and people should switch to other platforms which he chose not to name.

Belfiore said it had been very hard to attract developers to the platform and denied a suggestion that canning Windows 10 would lead users to leave the Microsoft ecosystem, claiming most PC, Office and Xbox users were on multiple platforms.

In response to someone else, Belfiore also added that Microsoft will "continue to support the platform" with bug fixes and security updates. However, the "volume of users is too low for most companies to invest", and that was the major problem faced. Unfortunately despite Microsoft's best efforts, their Windows mobile operating system never quite took off, which is why we're not surprised at the latest news. It is only now that the company has come out and said that the tech-giant will no longer be developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. In the era of Android and iOS, lack of apps and features caused the Windows Mobile platform to fail. While Microsoft has always stated that it is committed to Windows phones and that updates would be coming, now there are signs that the platform has no future.

Windows 10 Mobile isn't going away, not until Microsoft makes it official.

Manufacturers and app developer alike were moving fast to Android, but Microsoft didn't want to give up.

The company ventured into the mobile phone business with the release of the Windows Phone 8 in 2010, followed by Windows Phone 10 in 2015. Windows Mobile accounted for only 1.3 percent of the United States smartphone market as compared to Android's 64 percent market share.

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