Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows Phone 8.1's app store on in mid-December

16 October 2019
The OS stopped receiving updates back in 2017, but users could still download apps. That will end in two months.

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  • uma

Please give a solution for this

Pakalini, 21 Oct 2019dude do you even have logic?Yes I have.U don't..

Alex 94, 16 Oct 2019Microsoft destroy every company. If some Asian companies re... moredude do you even have logic?

  • tjof

Microsoft notorious bad engineers who hate open standard and it costumers know it very well , today is the Chinese are completely worthless is software the code is so bad

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

paco2x, 17 Oct 2019Had Microsoft tried to make an UI that had been similar to ... moreI think iOS will die sooner or later to, since the apps there gets updates late, other apps are not even there and worse yet is cross platform games being unplayable when this crap happen...

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Good riddance, 17 Oct 2019Windows Phone had been am awful OS right from the very begi... moreThe tiles was praised by reviewers, the tiles was also "live" which means they showed more, example of this was the Crunchyroll app which often showed commercials for new shows on the app icon! This feature was amazing, games also showed new content for games that was new... V-V

  • Anonymous

Marc Aurel, 17 Oct 2019Actually Windows 10 works at least as well on low memory (R... moreWindows 8.1 is faster on my laptop with 4GB Ram.

  • stevelitchfield

Goutham Reddy, 17 Oct 2019it mean windows 10 phone user can download app right ?Yes, the W10M Store will work just fine, including downloading 8.1 apps.

  • Goutham Reddy

it mean windows 10 phone user can download app right ?

Anonymous, 17 Oct 2019Windows app store was terrible anyway. Just go for android ... moreActually Windows 10 works at least as well on low memory (RAM) devices as Windows 8.1. The memory requirements of Windows have not increased significantly after Windows Vista. I have personally used a Windows tablet and some low end laptops with only 2 GiB of RAM with both 8.1 and 10, and there is no noticeable difference if you use the 32-bit version of Windows, as you should anyways if you have less than 4 GiB of RAM. However, if you have at least 4 GiB, again there is no significant difference between 64-bit versions of 8.1 and 10.

Of course SSD will make almost everything faster regardless of RAM. HDDs should be used for bulk storage of data, but not for the OS and applications.

  • cryptonx

Good riddance, 17 Oct 2019Windows Phone had been am awful OS right from the very begi... morethat's completely WRONG. the Metro UI and followed by Windows 10 Mobile is BEAUTIFUL and one of the smoothest OS you'll ever try, I jumped ship from iOS to Android, hated it at the beginning but loved the extra layer of customization, then I jumped ship to a Lumia 920, loved the phone, loved the UI, the only downside was the apps, but as an OS it was unique and very very very elegant, I jumped back to android because of APPS. just apps.

  • NO Sir !

paco2x, 17 Oct 2019Had Microsoft tried to make an UI that had been similar to ... moreBullsh** !

  • Anonymous

Windows app store was terrible anyway. Just go for android and stop crying. Windows for phones is dead. But windows for computers is great. If your computer have less than 8GB ram and you are still using HDD don't install Windows 10 and go for Windows 8.1.

  • TC

RIP Lumia 1020

Good riddance, 17 Oct 2019Windows Phone had been am awful OS right from the very begi... moreHad Microsoft tried to make an UI that had been similar to iOS or Android... you had Tizen, Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch, Blackberry 10 and many other failed and their interface is similar to iOS or Android. The issue is beyond UI and aesthetics of the interface, heck even iOS user base is getting smaller every year, in short time, Android will become a mobile OS monopoly.

Eilrahc, 17 Oct 2019Windows phone fanboys a couple of years back, "...there is ... moreThe app situation of the WP was a catch 22, nobody wanted to buy WP because there are no apps but the platform needed users to lure developers and their apps... but in the end, people choose to establish this semi monopoly from Google.

  • Good riddance

Windows Phone had been am awful OS right from the very beginning, with that horrible Metro tiles UI.
No one wanted to use that horrible UI, which is why no one wanted to develop apps for it, and without apps, it was pretty much dead.
Had Microsoft tried to make an UI that had been similar to iOS or Android, instead of coming up with that deranged drug fantasy of the Metro tiles UI, they might've established themselves as a competitor...
But instead, they tried to force their Metro garbage down everyone's throat, even with Windows 8, which became the most hated Windows *ever*, just because of that horrible Metro tiles UI, which no one liked.

Even after pumping countless millions into it, it was only a matter of time until it died.
I'm actually quite surprised they kept the (mostly empty) app store running this long, after Windows Phone already died quite a while ago.

  • Eilrahc

Windows phone fanboys a couple of years back, "...there is no app gap..." or "...I have all the apps I need...". I have no doubt some of those poor deluded souls still believe so.

  • Anonymous

s4f786, 16 Oct 2019Haha well this should be interesting I'm in the IT team at ... moreget them a proper phone lol

  • ms

windows phone and windows 10 mobile were great experiments at competition but judging from my experience it was very frustrating to use apps and browse apps in the windows store yet alone the quality of the apps.