Microsoft just put another nail in the coffin for Windows phones

21 February, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Sam Montgomery
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone

If you own a Windows 7.5 or 8.0 phone, then it looks like its time for you to get a new phone because as of February 20, Microsoft will be ending support for push notification for the mentioned Windows phones.

It's no secret by now that Microsoft's smartphone ambitions are basically over, with its current Windows 10 Mobile operating system barely on life support. In addition to no longer receiving notifications, these handsets will also stop receiving Live Tile updates and no longer be localizable with Microsoft's online "Find my phone" feature.

Microsoft a year ago had announced that it will no longer provide any support for the existing Windows Phones in terms of software updates that contain any new features. This basically means that the surface phone presentation could take place officially even before the rumored dates that are 'towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019'.

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According to the announcement, the company has spared the device running Windows 8.1 and 10 mobile. Those still using Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will likely want to switch to something newer. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.

For the time being, Microsoft will continue to support push notifications, as well as live tiles, on newer devices with Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10 (like the Lumia 1020 pictured above). The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central).

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