Windows Phone is Officially Extinct as Microsoft Left Android and iOS in the Race

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Windows Phone is Officially Extinct: Microsoft has ended the infamous official Windows Phone run by pulling the plug of services and support for the Windows Phone. It may re-enter the mobile market with Surface Mobiles, but for now it has ended. The company is officially ending support for Windows Phone 8.1, the most popular version of its mobile operating system.

According to the reports, more than 80 percent of Windows Phone handsets run on Windows 8.1 mobile operating system. This implies that the company won’t be pushing any sort of updates like the security patches, bug fixes, or otherwise any sort of update or the support. Going forward, people who stick around with a handset running 8.1 or older version will be left on their own.

Microsoft Says Windows Phone is Officially Extinct:

Microsoft has said that it remains committed to supporting Windows 10 Mobile. According to reports, by the end of 2016, there are only 0.3 percent of mobiles which run on Windows 10 Mobile operating system which makes it a clear under dog in the smartphone market. With Microsoft quitting on Windows Phone, BlackBerry giving up BBOS, Mozilla killing Firefox OS, nobody is really putting up a fight to break Android and iOS.

The main thing comes here after it quit the support for Windows 8.1 Mobile Operating System. How many days can Microsoft support the almost dead Windows 10 mobile handsets with only limited users. As to where Microsoft could take its mobile initiative next, CEO Satya Nadella teased earlier this year that the company is still interested in making smartphones, though they may not look like the ones we’re used to.

CEO Steve Ballmer, tried hard to push Windows Phone as a viable alternative to Android and iOS. Ballmer was so confident in his plans that he lead Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services division in 2013 so that Microsoft could make and sell its own Windows Phones.

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