Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft just put the final nail in the coffin

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Of course we'll continue to support the platform [Windows Phone - editor's note]. bug fixes, security updates, etc. There won't be any new features or hardware update but Redmond would continue to shower bug fixes and security updates.

But the platform suffered due a lack of apps in its app store, Windows Marketplace, and the inability to offer timely updates as compared to the fast evolving Android.

"We have tried VERY HARD to [incentivize] app devs", Belfiore wrote.

Microsoft has been developing their own software for Android and iOS for quite a while since Windows phones weren't working for them.

Most of the experts from mobile industry believe that the core issue was lack of apps available for Windows mobile. PhoneArena has learned that during the 9-month leave of absence of the executive, he opted to use Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers. "And from a consumer perspective, the operating system didn't provide as good an experience as Android or iOS".

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The announcement comes a week after HP had said it no longer planned to release further Windows 10 Mobile handsets, and a fortnight after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates disclosed that he had already made the switch to Android. The app gap has left a very few users on the platform and app developers are now not willing to invest there time and money on the Windows Mobile platform. Well, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has just settled the matter.

Although the platform died when Microsoft closed its Lumia unit more than a year ago, the company has never openly admitted that the thousands of staff that were laid off meant the end of the much maligned service.

The Verge also noted that a foreshadowing was evident during the Build and Inspire conferences.

It seems the company will focus more on multi-device and cloud-powered technologies that do not always involve Windows, writes The Verge. The company has switched its mobile focus to emphasize building some of its flagship products, like Office 365, for Android devices and iPhones. It was said that Windows 10 Mobile would allow the users to move between desktop and mobile or tablet seamlessly - an "everywhere OS". Choose what's best 4 u.

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