Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 10 Mobile

Leigh Mccormick
October 10, 2017

Once the face of Windows Phone development, he said he switched for the "app and hardware diversity", advising consumer Windows 10 Mobile users to choose the platform that works best for them. On the same day as Belfiore took to speak about Windows Mobile phone Blackberry which has a poorer marketplace than Windows 10 phone launched the BlackBerry Motion which is an all-touch mobile phone.

Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc, goal building new features/hw aren't the focus.

Microsoft started gutting its phone business a year ago, making thousands of job cuts and the decision to drop the company's mantra "mobile-first, cloud-first".

"We'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc". Belfiore confirmed that Microsoft had tried to incentivise app developers for the platform but that the number of users was too low to attract investment.

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.

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He did, however, say the firm would continue to support the platform by launching new security updates and fixing software bugs. With that 80% of Windows mobile OS devices were left stranded in the wild.

Microsoft tried to influence its legacy in PC space to enter the mobile space by allowing users to shift endlessly between tablet, desktop, and cellphone. Most of the operating system featured a black background with a focus on text instead of icons. It means as a Windows 10 Mobile user you should not expect any new feature or upgrade in the future.

Microsoft was one of the first smartphone OS makers with Windows CE that powered PDAs way back in 1996 and later with Windows Phone in 2000. Meanwhile, iOS and Android combined account for 99.7% of the market.

Before Belfiore's disclosure, Microsoft had been sending signals about wrapping up its mobile phone business for a very long time. Microsoft struggled a very long time to make its mobile platform as successful as Android.

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