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Windows Mobile is dead, won’t receive any improvements: Joe Belfiore

The situation of Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile has been quite farcing lately with banks and game developers(including Microsoft) pulling their apps from Windows Store. Microsoft has not yet announced any plans for future of mobile hardware and most probably they’ll not.

Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, just answered a few of the frequent question or Windows Mobile users on Twitter. His twitter handle, @joebelfiore responded to few tweets asking about future of Windows Mobile.

Needless to say, Windows Phone is ‘dead’, or rather a ‘paralyzed’ state. Microsoft isn’t going to discontinue Windows Phone, but it won’t help it grow either. Windows Phone will stay the same as it is now, all future plans have been ditched now. There will be no update for Windows 10 Mobile users after this Falls Creator Update, however, Microsoft will still continue to add security update and bug fixes to support companies that still use Windows Phone in their organization.

As a Windows Phone user myself, it’s sad to see Microsoft give up completely. Microsoft did try their best, but they made a few mistakes along the way that proved fatal for Mobile ecosystem ultimately. Failed marketing strategy, lack of apps, lack of flagship device, just to name a few. If you’re still a Windows Mobile user, its high time to move on. Bill Gates has moved on, Joe Belfiore has moved on. They too agree Windows Phone is not anymore the daily driver kind of material, so you’ll be better off trying out Andriod or iOS. Microsoft does develop apps for Andriod and iOS, and in some cases, they’re even better than their Windows counterpart.

With that said, there’s still a faint glow in the dark, and I do hope Microsoft still working on Surface Phone internally.

Via MSPU
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