Published on October 11th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson0
Windows Phone Dead Officially
The smartphone industry is highly competitive that has seen many companies struggle to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung, but the operating system battle has taken a new twist as the Windows Phone OS is dead officially.
Many will say the Windows Phone platform never got to compete with the likes of Android and iOS due to many app developers ignoring it completely, and helped lead to the demise of Finnish giant Nokia that has now been reborn.
In a number of recent tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore confirmed that the company is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, with only bug fixes and security updates promised for existing users.
He stated that “building new features/hw aren’t the focus”, and comes after Microsoft massacred its phone business last year that meant thousands of employees losing their jobs. Belfiore continued that Microsoft “Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.”
This news follows the troubles of Canadian company BlackBerry and its ill-fated BlackBerry 10 operating system that was eventually released with much fan-fare but failed to gain much of a foothold, which then lead to handsets being released with Android based operating systems.
Have you owned a Windows Phone handset?