Microsoft has conceded out of the blue that its Windows Phone is dead. In a progression of tweets, Windows 10 boss Joe Belfiore said that the organization is never again growing new highlights or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, with just bug fixes and security updates for current users.
Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus. https://t.co/0CH9TZdIFu
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
Belfiore clarified that his group had attempted “very hard” to boost application developers by paying them and making apps for them, but the low volume of users implied it was not any more justified regardless of the investment in Windows Phone.
Microsoft formally got done with support for Windows Phone back in July, but the software monster never said that the move was the last nail in the coffin for its flagship. The present news that the Windows 10 Mobile hardware is not anymore a concentration for the organization now puts that certain, and makes the likelihood of a Surface-branded phone appear to be further away than any time in recent memory.
Windows Phone was first released in 2010 and rapidly turned into the world’s third most famous versatile working framework, but the stage couldn’t rival iOS and Android, which accounted for a consolidated 99.6 percent piece of the pie prior this year.
In another noteworthy issue, the New York Police Department as of late affirmed it would start changing from Windows Phones to iPhones for its 36,000 cops in the fall.