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Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows Phone coffin

Microsoft exec says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a 'focus' Windows 10 Mobile no longer a focus for Microsoft
Frank Williams | 09 October, 2017, 13:05

Microsoft shifted focus from developing the Windows phone to improving apps for iOS and Android users, with Microsoft Edge to be released soon on both operating devices, and linking devices such as laptops to phones. But building new features aren't the focus. The problem has escalated so much so that even Microsoft has disbanding the operating system in favour of Android and iOS for a couple of its apps.

Windows 10 Mobile has struggled to capture support from users, hardware manufacturers and application developers since it replaced Windows Phone in 2015.

Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, in a series of tweets accepted there failure with the Windows 10 Mobile and how they exhausted to get more developers to the platform. Belfiore himself switched to Android for the "app/[hardware] diversity".

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Cornyn told Texas reporters Wednesday that he expected Congress to act on both border security and DACA this year. McCaul smiled and said "I appreciate the gentleman's creativity in this amendment", before voting against it.

He tweeted " We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. But also reiterated the volume of Windows Mobile users was too low for most companies to invest. He added that Microsoft will continue to support the platform with security updates and bug fixes in response to a question asking if Microsoft will still support people who are using Windows Phone OS.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile will still be supported but it is highly possible that no new features will be coming. The words "Windows Phone is dead", may not have passed Belfiore's lips, but they might as well have done. You can point to a few other factors in Windows' fate on phones, such as slowness in responding to Apple and Google as well as an inconsistent hardware strategy (you could rarely count on getting a timely sequel to a handset you liked).

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