In a recent tweet by a Microsoft exec, Microsoft will no longer develop “new” features in its Windows phone platform. Given the fact that only Android and iOS devices have big share in the market Windows phone fails to impress people in its smartphone features.
Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus. 😟 https://t.co/0CH9TZdIFu
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
Microsoft will still able to support the platform only into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users. According to recent sceptics, the company admits that developers never backed the platform because there are only a few users for them to invest.
Sorry, Windows Phone. 110m lifetime sales – 4.5bn iOS & Android phones sold in the same period pic.twitter.com/CO03XWhYJg
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) January 28, 2016
Also, Microsoft Edge has been released for iOS and Android in beta. This just means that the company is trying to push its way to the mobile platform as its own Windows OS is failing in that market. “This new area of focus means Microsoft is now working on multi-device scenarios and cloud-powered technologies that don’t always involve Windows.” –The Verge