Windows 10 Mobile is basically dead – at least according to Microsoft

October 09 14:40 2017

Now the Windows mobile boss man himself, Joe Belfiore, has revealed that he has changed to using an Android phone. Although the Windows Phone platform has been more or less “dead” over the previous year or so, Microsoft did not make any official announcements regarding its plans for the dying mobile operating system.

Joe Belfiore, the head of mobile business at Microsoft confirmed the news yesterday via a tweet. Apple and Microsoft have been topping the list of companies that introduce new updates or patches that would slow down their previous devices.

In recent years, Microsoft made an attempt to woo enterprise customers with features like Continuum, which let high-end Windows 10 Mobile phones like the Lumia 950 and HP Elite x3 double as a desktop Windows PC on a limited basis. “Paid money. wrote apps 4 them. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest”.

(2/2) As an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app/hw diversity. To most consumers, it is as good as gone though, with no new features or devices on the horizon.

When Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile it was seen as the mobile counterpart of the world’s largest mobile OS’s last saving grace. Going forward, the company will be concentrating its mobile development efforts on iOS and Android. Nearly for as long as it’s existed, Microsoft’s mobile platform has suffered from an “app gap” that’s made it unappealing to consumers.

Unless there’s some weird software incompatibility that is preventing you to upgrade to a newer build of Windows 10, there’s really no reason to stay behind anyway. It recently brought its Edge web browser to iOS and Belfiore said an Android version is in the works.

In the most recent sale figures from Kantar World Panel, Windows phones only account for 1.3 percent of the market in the U.S., with Blackberry lagging behind at 0.3 percent.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone has been dead for a while now. The new announcement also puts a big question mark on the oft-rumored Surface phone. So the best messaging they could spin is that Android (which is obviously far and away the mobile OS leader) is just a great home for Office, for Skype and all the other Microsoft applications.

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