Microsoft has finally given up on Windows Phone
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore disclosed via Twitter that they have tried very hard to give incentives on app developers to wrote an application for Windows Phone platform, but still failed to catch up due to low volume of users and highly uncertain return on investment.
According to research firm Gartner, Microsoft’s smartphone platform garnered just 0.3 percent of the smartphone market share globally during the last quarter of 2016. Google’s Android owns about 82 percent of the global smartphone market share.
So, what will happen to existing Windows Phone users? Microsoft will continue to release bug fixes and security patches for its Windows 10 Mobile users, but will not launch any new features.
Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus. ? https://t.co/0CH9TZdIFu
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
While Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 Mobile platform with bug fixes and software patches, the company has no plans to release new versions of phone hardware or the Windows Mobile OS. They’ll going to focus on mobile in different ways. The company has been working on mobile apps that’s working well with Android and iOS like Microsoft Office, Outlook, Swiftkey, Skype and more.