Microsoft slams final nail into Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0's coffin

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5

Microsoft has announced that it is ending the support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 devices starting today.

"Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time", the company explained.

This move will affect the phones running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 from receiving notifications, getting additional tile updates and the find my phone feature won't work. Those still using Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will likely want to switch to something newer. The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central). Windows Phone 8.1 was released in mid-2014.

Microsoft has been slowly moving away from its Windows Phone business for some time, with executive Joe Belfiore tweeting back in October that while the company will continue to support its latest Windows 10 mobile platform, new features or hardware "aren't the focus". Windows Phone 8.0 platform was the company's attempt to wrest a piece of the mobile pie away from rivals; iOS and Android.

Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 in July past year but for now notification services will continue to work for it, as well as for phones on Windows 10 Mobile.

It's worth noting that this decision makes the handsets totally useless, even the Android phones with Gingerbread has no such limitations.

Windows Phone is practically dead and you might know that since Microsoft chose to stop supporting the platform and focus on other ventures.

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