Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows Phone 8.1

Yordan, 12 July 2017

Microsoft took another step away from the smartphone business after it announced stopping all kind of support for Windows Phone 8.1. Users of the mobile OS will no longer receive updates or support, the company announced.

Starting in 2010, Microsoft previous attempt at restarting its mobile OS failed to gain much traction and is now all but a distant memory. Lack of crucial features and popular third-party apps were the main issue Windows Phone struggled with.

Halting Windows Phone 8.1 support will probably be followed by the discontinuation of Windows 10 Mobile at some point in the next few years. With virtually no new devices for the platform in the past two years non-existent market share the platform is clearly on the way out.

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  • Anonymous

Microsoft failed us just a year of purchasing their products now they are not working what a money to worst

  • Josmat

Its a pity Microsoft is discontinuing my favourite brand of phone. Did they even take into consideration those die hard Windows phone fans? Well, they will probably pull the plug on WP10 in the near future better stay safe l'll get myself an Android ...

  • @abdnvg71

It is really bad to know that, Microsoft, such big software giant is closing the support for it's WP8.1 user base and neither allowing them to upgrade their phone to new W10. Anyways, it is a warning bell to me and all the customers whether to buy it...

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