If you are a Windows smartphone fan, there is a bad news for you. We haven’t seen any new Windows Phone from the company in the past few years. No doubt Microsoft tried really hard to attract the users but failed miserably in doing so. There was a time when even I thought of buying a Windows phone with the hope that they might increase the number of apps, functionality as well as user base in the coming time, but it seems, even I was wrong.
Now, it is the time to say the final goodbye to Windows smartphones officially as CNET found out Joe Belfiore, the Microsoft Windows division head, finally admitting on twitter the slow and painful death of the Windows smartphones. He said that the users and fans should not expect anything more when talking about Windows smartphones.
Joe admitted that their team is not working on any new smartphone or any new software, but they will continue to provide the support and security updates, not letting down the existing Windows phone users.
Belfiore said, “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus.”
He also admitted that right now they do not have any solution to the Microsoft’s application problems. Most of the developers they approach, internally as well as externally, do not wish to work in Windows smartphone applications.
He also added on his twitter account, “We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.”
It is the first time Microsoft has officially given up on Windows phones after realizing that now things are no longer in their hand and are continuously going bad.
The interface of Windows phone was really simple as well as attractive, at least that is what we feel. Most of the part and the background was jet black, highlighting the important details, text, and images only. Tiles made the app drawer interesting previewing all the installed apps in the device. There were certain apps that were really good, like Microsoft Edge, Skype, Outlook etc. and which were introduced to other operating systems like Android and iOS as well. But the case was not the same with other applications.
It looks like they won’t be having any new phone coming out, at least in the next few years and the company will be totally focusing on developing and improving the applications for other popular platforms only.