Microsoft Kills The Future Of Windows Phone

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There won't be any new features, but your phone will receive security patches. In these Tweets, he was answering questions that other users had about the devices and what is coming in the future.

Microsoft's Lumia 550 was one of the first phones equipped with Windows 10 Mobile. However, that version was succeeded by Windows 10 Mobile-a more handset-friendly version of Microsoft's desktop operating system.

That if anything should be a sign that it's time to call it a day and move on from Windows phones.

However, this does not mean that Windows gives up, as Belfiore promises to improve the Swiftkey all the time. Instead, we think, from now on, the company is likely to focus on Android and iOS apps more than before. "Choose what's best for you".

Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Operating Systems Joe Belfiore made the announcement on Twitter that new hardware and features for Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be happening. "Paid Monday... wrote apps 4 them... but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest".

As reported by Softpedia, Joe Belfiore stated in an array of tweets, "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs".


Windows Phone has always had a small slice of the mobile operating system market, but that share fell from 0.8% in March 2016 to 0.1% in March 2017, according to analyst firm IDC.

Another user noted that when Windows Mobile users switch to iOS or Android, there'll be no more need for Microsoft.

In contrast, Edge Browser's beta is not open to all on Android, though Microsoft has opened up the iOS beta testing to all users.

According to netmarketshare, a website that tracks the market share of operating systems, Windows Phone now has mere 0.87% market share. Although the Windows Phone platform has been more or less "dead" over the previous year or so, Microsoft did not make any official announcements regarding its plans for the dying mobile operating system.

Belfiore himself has admitted that he has switched to Android like Bill Gates due to lack of applications and application support in Windows mobile phones.

Even though it was pretty clear a while ago that this is the fate of Windows phones.

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