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Microsoft exec says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a 'focus'

Microsoft exec says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a 'focus'

Confirming this news, Joe Belfiore head of Microsoft's "PC-Tablet-Phone" division, tweeted: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes and, security updates, but building new features or hardware aren't the focus".

In case the lack of a flagship since 2015 wasn't a clue, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has come out and effectively confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile is dead.

Joe Belfiore accepts on Twitter that Windows Mobile suffered from some unfortunate decisions.

The tech giant has no plans to block the existing Windows Phone models available in market for sale or in use, but nothing new should be anticipated from the company in terms of Windows-run smartphones.

Having said that, Belfiore did reassure current users that even though Microsoft won't be focusing on this platform any more, the company will "continue to support the platform" by rolling out bug fixes and security patches.

According to netmarketshare, a website that tracks the market share of operating systems, Windows Phone now has mere 0.87% market share. However, the lack of enough user base proved to be the bane that prevented developers to invest on Windows Phone.

Microsoft's recent strategy in the mobile space has focused around bringing its software products to Android and iOS.

Microsoft's Belfiore, in multiple tweets, admitted that they unsuccessfully tried very hard to get devs on the ecosystem. He further states that he has shifted the platform for better usability and asked the users to make a call on which to use.

Back in July of 2017 we declared Windows Phone dead - but it seemed like we might have been just a hair too early. Unfortunately, the apps were never published due to the fact that the number of Windows Phone users was quite low.

Manufacturers and app developer alike were moving fast to Android, but Microsoft didn't want to give up. Microsoft tried something different with Windows Phone, but it wasn't enough.

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



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