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Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead

Microsoft has finally rolled out globally that the Windows Phone is dead. Because windows phone has no new hardware or software updates recently and people getting bored with the old windows UI. But Microsoft confirms like

  1. No new hardware or software
  2. Will continue to fix bugs and security holes

Updates from officials:

The Microsoft’s Windows 10 head, Joe Belfiore, has posted on his own Twitter account that while there will be patches to fix bugs and plug security holes. There are no plans to make any more Windows handsets or new versions of the software specifically for mobile.

San Francisco, Oct 9, After struggling to sell Window smartphones for quite some time as Google’s Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems (OS) surged ahead. Microsoft has finally admitted that the software giant will no longer develop new features or hardware for Window 10 mobiles. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, revealed late on Sunday that the Window operating system will only help with bug fixes and security updates for existing users. “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform bug fixes, security updates. But building new features/hw [hardware] aren’t the focus,” Belfiore tweeted.

Microsoft’s Windows platform has been dead for more than a year but the company has never admitted officially it before. During Microsoft’s recent Build and Inspire conferences, CEO Satya Nadella dropped the company’s mantra of “mobile-first, cloud-first” in favor of a focus on what he describes as the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.
This new area of focus means Microsoft is now working on multi-device scenarios. And also cloud-powered technologies that don’t always involve Windows.

Windows Phone was released in 2010 and quickly became the world’s third most popular mobile operating system. But the platform couldn’t compete with iOS and Android, which accounted for a combined 99.6 percent market share earlier this year.

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