Windows 10 Mobile gets its final death sentence

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The announcement comes a week after HP had said it no longer planned to release further Windows 10 Mobile handsets, and a fortnight after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates disclosed that he had already made the switch to Android.

While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it's now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users.

Windows Mobile's demise, Belfiore said, came about largely from its lack of an application ecosystem - even as the company worked to encourage app developers and even wrote its own software.

"But building new features or hardware is not the focus".

While most of us have long figured that Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Phone was defunct, the official word seems to have appeared in a tweet Monday morning from the company's vice president for Windows Experience. Microsoft tried paying companies to produce apps and even wrote them itself when creators couldn't or wouldn't get involved, but the number of users was "too low for most companies to invest". The Windows 10 phone isn't popular enough and has very limited users. Android exploded due to its open sw/hw base, and iOS exploded because of Apple's best-in-class marketing and advertising game.

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As reported by Softpedia, Joe Belfiore stated in an array of tweets, "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs".

Microsoft has been a renowned in the PC industry for over 20 years and has covered its journey from Windows CE for personal digital assistants to the Windows 10. It was said that Windows 10 Mobile would allow the users to move between desktop and mobile or tablet seamlessly - an "everywhere OS". To continue mixed reality development uninterrupted, please switch your Insider settings to receive "just fixes, apps, and drivers" without getting a new Windows build from the "Windows Insider Release Preview" ring.

The inevitable has happened: Microsoft has effectively declared that Windows 10 Mobile is dead in the water.

Microsoft has announced the death of Windows Phone.

This combined with repeated delays in updating Windows Phone meant that it simply couldn't catch on.

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