Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirms Windows phone is no more a 'focus'

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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.

Microsoft's Windows Phone efforts are finally over, judging by a series of tweets from Windows 10 chief Joe Belfiore. However, he says that new features and hardware aren't the company's current focus.

Also, even if Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone now has no future, the company is busy bringing its apps and services on Android and iOS. Microsoft tried paying companies to produce apps and even wrote them itself when creators couldn't or wouldn't get involved, but the number of users was "too low for most companies to invest". Belfiore also admitted that he switched to Android operating system himself. But, until this weekend, the company has never publicly admitted that the platform was being killed off.

According to figures from Statista for the end of 2016, Microsoft held just 0.3% of the global market share for smartphone sales. This in turn made deterred developers from working on apps for Windows Phone. "And from a consumer perspective, the operating system didn't provide as good an experience as Android or iOS". It produced versions of its software for mobile devices for more than 20 years - starting with Windows CE for personal digital assistants in 1996, and later with Windows Mobile in 2,000.

He wrote: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform".

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As reported by Softpedia, Joe Belfiore stated in an array of tweets, "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs". To make it as clear as day it means: Windows phones are done with.

The Redmond-based company gutted its smartphone business a year ago, resulting in thousands of redundancies. But because those devices were expensive and still constrained to the handful of apps in the Windows Store, they too failed to catch on.

Bill Gates has already stopped using Windows phone.

A major shortfall in the life of Windows Mobile has been the lack of apps which compelled users to move away.

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