Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead

 

"In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. 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."

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/9/16446280/microsoft-finall...

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Apple Won this One

RIP.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone6s, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Glad to see it slowly walk

Glad to see it slowly walk away into the sunset.

Android

Tuckahoemike wrote:

RIP.

Since we are talking about an operating platform in Windows Phone and not a phone maker. It would be more appropriate to say that Android won. Since there are 5 or 6 times more Android phones sold than ios phones.

I'm Surprised ...

... it lasted this long.

What?

All eleven people still using it need to know this.

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Yep

diesel wrote:

All eleven people still using it need to know this.

I took a look at it along time ago and it never really sparked interest. I stayed with Blackberry for years hoping they would turn it around but that never came to pass either.

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oldpal wrote:

... it lasted this long.

Yea, it's not like there's not enough phones on the market that we need more.

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And?

No shocker here. Microsoft became so complacent with there products, which was the result of there world demise. Apple is slowly but surely following suit.

I thought

camerabob wrote:

"...the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile...."

I thought they had quit developing anything several years ago. I had one and soon realized that NOBODY, including MS, was developing apps for it.

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I gave the MSFT phones a

I gave the MSFT phones a chance when they first came out but never stuck with them. To me if feels like they just came on too late to catch up.

You can't win everything.

Finally they realized that they can't have everything.

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IOS and Android own the

IOS and Android own the market. If you want to break in you have to have something the others don't have that users want. The Windows platform for phone was not even close, they just thought people would buy it because of the name. Sorry, doesn't work that way any longer. Step up or step out.

even Bill

Somewhere In the last few weeks I read that even Bill Gates stated that he had recently changed to an android phone.

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REALLY?!?!??!?

Microsoft Phone has had 0.00000000000001% of the market for years and years and years.

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I'm holding on

I'm holding on with my Lumia 640 ($29 a couple Black Friday's ago) smile

Actually I did just buy a cheapish Android phone but need to cut my T-Mobile Micro SIM down to Nano size for it to work. Hey I'm on a "Legacy" pay as you go account too.

Up, Up and ... away

diesel wrote:

Microsoft Phone has had 0.00000000000001% of the market for years and years and years.

But think of the growth potential! wink