Microsoft Says No More New Features or Hardware for Windows 10 Mobile

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Now, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Windows, has indirectly admitted that the days of Windows 10 Mobile are probably over and people should switch to other platforms which he chose not to name.

The head of Windows 10, Joe Belfiore, posted on his personal Twitter account that there are no plans to make any more handsets or new versions of Windows software specifically for mobile. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer focus on its Windows Mobile department.

"Microsoft is set to roll out the "Fall Creators" update for Windows 10 on October 17 which will include Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) support sans the mobile experience".

Development on the Windows 10 Mobile operating system will end, as will any further hardware development.

As much as Microsoft tried, the company couldn't quite turn Windows Phone into a mainstream platform. "Paid money.wrote apps for them.but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest".

The tweets come a short time after Microsoft founder Bill Gates revealed that he switched to an Android device "with a lot of Microsoft software". Well, they shouldn't expect anything more than bug fixes and security updates.


'Thank you for choosing to use Messenger, ' the email reads. But because those devices were expensive and still constrained to the handful of apps in the Windows Store, they too failed to catch on.

Also, technically speaking, it isn't completely dead but current users can forget about any new features or functionalities coming to the OS.

The mobile operating system has been around since 2000, but in recent years has been squeezed out of the smartphone market by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

However, some manufacturers - including the UK's Wileyfox and Germany's TrekStor - had unveiled new models powered by Windows 10 Mobile as recently as last month. In fact, he admitted Microsoft even wrote apps for developers to release.

It can be recalled that Windows Phone had gained popularity for the interactive interface which impressed tech critics.

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