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Windows Mobile Phones has been Discontinued : Microsoft

After all the pressure and perseverance, Microsoft has confirmed that windows mobile phones will be discontinued.
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile via some tweets on Twitter hours ago.
While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear that the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users. the verge
Microsoft tweet

Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, But building new features/hw aren’t the focus – says Belfiore

During the recent Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it has been obvious Microsoft is no longer working on the mobile experience. The software maker branched its development process into “feature2,” leaving Windows Phone fans disappointed.
Belfiore also admits he switched to Android, just like Bill Gates, and that Microsoft will support Windows 10 customers who want to use Android and iOS on their phones. One of the big reasons Microsoft is giving up on Windows Phone is because developers never backed the platform.
Microsoft tweet

Microsoft said the demand for Windows phone were too low that they couldn’t continue.
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