RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft confirms smartphone platform is no more

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With consumers and developers alike still unwilling to give Windows Mobile a chance, Microsoft itself has been forced to concede defeat and cease its own investment in the platform.

And, there aren't any chances that we will hear much about it in the future as well, because Microsoft has now confirmed that the company is no longer focusing on Windows 10 Mobile as well as new hardware.

He also mentioned that the company isn't planning on releasing any new hardware running on the Windows 10 mobile platform.

Finally, if you thought that Microsoft didn't try hard enough to get developers on board with Windows 10 Mobile, that turns out not to be the case.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile will still be supported but it is highly possible that no new features will be coming.

In response to someone else, Belfiore also added that Microsoft will "continue to support the platform" with bug fixes and security updates.

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This build doesn't contain any new features, only bug fixes.

Google's Android operating system and Apple's iOS dominate the smartphone market. After the the uber-flop of Windows Phone, it was hoped that Windows 10 Mobile would bring about a change in fortune. But no one at Microsoft, not even Bill Gates officially admitted the death of Windows mobile.

So no Continuum, no Surface Phone and no Kevin, as the company shifts its attention to compatible software for Windows 10, rather than the mobile platform which cost the company millions.

As an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app/hw diversity.

With this move, Microsoft isn't withdrawing from the mobile business entirely. Although the Windows Phone market share was initially predicted by some to overpass the iPhone, in reality it reached less than half of percent by the end of last year, and perhaps it dropped even more this year. We will support those users too! To make it as clear as day it means: Windows phones are done with. As a Windows Phone user, you were always scraping the very bottom of the barrel when it came to applications.

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