Microsoft has officially ended all support for Windows 8 phones. The company had launched its Windows Phone 8 back in April 2014. The Windows phone users were asked to upgrade to Windows 10 as the company would not be providing any technical help and software updates. Microsoft hasn’t been able to keep up with its rivals Google Android and Apple.
Microsoft is now focused on augmented reality, business services, digital assistants, cloud computing, etc.
Patrick Moorhead the chief analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy said that it may be the end of Windows 8 phones but not the end of the offerings that Microsoft has to offer in mobility. Microsoft is quite dynamic in mobility but phone devices don’t seem to be their cup of tea.
Windows Phone 8 Update
Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 mobile but hasn’t made it clear what support type of support. Although the Windows 8 phone devices did get updates the Windows 10 hardly received any big updates. There are several features that Microsoft would add the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which will be limited to computers. It is rumored that Microsoft has pronged its Windows Mobile development into a completely different section – ‘feature 2‘ which will continue to maintain the operating system till 2018, after which its support will end.
One of the major additions to Windows 10 Fall update will let its users leave something on one device and resume the same thing from where they left it whether the machine is based on Windows, Android or Apple.
The Group Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Operating System, Joe Belfiore said that the personal computers from Windows will love all the devices as it will be able to integrate with several devices such as tablets, smartphones, augmented reality gear or virtual reality.