Published On: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017

Microsoft Kills Support For Windows Phone 8.1 While Windows 10 Mobile Still Breathes

Not that this news would make most disproportion to a infancy of smartphone owners, though it’s still value sharing. Microsoft is finale support for Windows Phone 8.1, that was introduced 3 years ago. Effective from today, Microsoft would no longer offer support for a Windows Phone 8.1.

It’s value observant that according to a final month’s census by AdDuplex, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 comprised scarcely 75% of all Windows Phone inclination and if we chuck in progressing versions – Windows 7 and Windows 8.0, that figure comes nearby to 80%. It means that a latest Windows 10 Mobile comprises of only 20% of Windows-powered smartphones.

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Well, it’s available to contend that we all had seen it entrance when Microsoft killed a smartphone operations that it proudly acquired from Nokia years ago. By finale support for a Windows Mobile 8.1, Microsoft is not giving adult on a whole mobile phone business as Windows 10 Mobile shall still be in operation for a foreseeable future. Microsoft’s mobile share fell next 1% in a US (according to Kantar), and that’s a reason adequate to get absolved of a program shortcoming and hence a preference of murdering Windows 8.1.

No Updates for Windows Phone 8.1

For a few users out there who are unfortunately regulating a Windows Phone using 8.1, Microsoft has announced that Jul 11, 2017, was a final operative day for a OS version. From hereon, your device shall not accept any refurbish from Microsoft including a additional confidence updates. It is rarely endorsed not to use Windows 8.1 phone as but confidence updates it is disposed to pathogen attacks.

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Microsoft progressing a mark on iOS and Android

Regarding Microsoft’s place in a universe of smartphones, a association is doing a good pursuit on ensuring some space on your smartphone shade by a MS Office apps on Android and iOS. There’s a satisfactory possibility that eventually Windows 10 Mobile would humour a same predestine as a prior versions, that means that Microsoft has to tie a ropes on progressing a mark on cross-platforms by application apps.

Do we possess a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone? What’s your take on Microsoft’s preference to finish support for Windows Phone 8.1? Share your thoughts in a criticism territory below.

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