Windows 10 Mobile was the last installment for the Windows Phone platform, which was meant to fight against Apple's iOS and Google's Android, but struggled to earn itself a meaningful share of the market. "But building new features/hw aren't the focus", he said, rounding off the tweet with a sad face. Microsoft has finally realized that there isn't much market for the window's phone as not many people are using the Window's 10 Mobile or let me put it this way that the company has realized that it is short on such apps that may attract potential customers. This didn't do anything to enamour users to the platform, which makes it all the more weird when Microsoft did it again when Windows Phone 10 was released.
"We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs". Even so, the volume remained too low for most companies to invest in.
Microsoft officially launched its Windows Phone platform back in 2010 in an attempt to shoehorn itself into the lucrative smartphone market with Apple and Google. But W10 Mobile OS will keep improving through monthly updates, and bug fixes as so many companies around the world still deploy W10 Mobile OS.
Prior to that, asked whether it was time to leave the Windows Mobile platform, Belfiore wrote: "Depends who you are". Essentially, as we all know from the monthly market share reports, there's just not enough users for it to be worth it for Microsoft nor app developers.
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Microsoft's decision to shift the focus away from Windows 10 Mobile has come partly because of the failure of the vendor to ignite interest from the app development community.
Belfiore believed, one of the vital reasons for failure of Windows 10 Mobile was inability to get developers on board to write applications.
This sounds like it's coming from a broken record already, but Windows phones are dead.
In an attempt to hold a spot on mobile, Microsoft has bought the Windows 10 PC browser, Edge to Android and iOS. It truly marks the end of the Windows Phone chapter.
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The company has also switched to Android.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, during its the recent Build and Inspire conference said the software company was working on the lines on "mobile-first, cloud-first" strategy.
"There wasn't a wide range of devices running Windows 10 Mobile, so it wasn't attractive to retailers or operators".
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