Microsoft has finally admitted that it will no longer develop new features or hardware for Windows 10 mobile phones.
In a chain of tweets, Joe Belfiore, corporate vice-president for Windows 10 at Microsoft, mentioned that the Windows OS will only help with bug fixes and security updates for existing users.
Even Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft has already stopped using the Windows phone.
“Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates. But building new features/hw [hardware] isn’t the focus,” Mr Belfiore tweeted. The devices that use Windows OS are HP Elite x3, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft Lumia 950 and Nokia Lumia 930, among others. “We have tried very hard to incent app devs. Paid money… wrote apps 4 them.. but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest,” Mr Belfiore posted.HP Inc is also halting production of its flagship Windows handset. HP Inc recently admitted that it will not add any new handset to its existing “Elite” Windows smartphone line-up.
HP Inc is also stopping production of its flagship Windows handset. HP Inc newly admitted that it will not add any new handset to its existing “Elite” Windows smartphone line-up.
According to the report, Windows phones account for just 1.3% of the market down from 2.4% last year in the U.S.