Latest
Loading...

Windows Phone now officially dead: Microsoft to focus on developing Apps

Ads
During the weekend, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore tweeted confirmation of something that has been suspected for many months: Microsoft is no longer developing new features or new hardware for Windows Mobile. Existing supported phones will receive bug fixes and security updates, but the platform is essentially now in maintenance mode.

Microsoft's difficulties in the mobile market are no secret, but for a time the company looked as if it was keeping Windows Mobile as a going concern regardless.
Windows-phone

Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone.

Microsoft doesn’t plan to let existing Windows Phone users down — there will be security updates. But don’t expect anything new. Joe Belfiore admitted that Microsoft isn’t working on any software or hardware update.
Joe-Belfiore-tweet-on-windows-phone-dead

He even admitted that there’s no way to solve Microsoft’s app problems. Companies and developers simply don’t want to work on Windows Phone apps — most of them probably never cared in the first place.
Joe-Belfiore-tweet-on-windows-phone-app

It’s a shame because Windows Phone’s user interface was interesting. Most of the operating system featured a black background with a focus on text instead of icons. The home screen wasn’t just a boring grid of icons and widgets, it featured tiles with previews of your apps. Microsoft tried something different with Windows Phone, but it wasn’t enough.

Microsoft is going to focus on mobile in different ways. The company has been working on mobile apps and some of them are quite successful. For instance, Microsoft Edge is coming to Android and iOS. The company has dozens of apps on iOS and Android, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Swiftkey, Skype and more.

It means now that Microsoft will now focus on developing for other platforms especially as regards the Smartphone world.
Windows-phones

Share on Google Plus

Subscribe To Get Help & Updates!

About ITy Unit

ITy UNIT Tech Solution Centre provides innovative solutions to making your digital life easier. Browse through the archives here for list of posts on the site.
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

0 comments :