Hopefully, the next smartphone device that Microsoft will make will deliver on expectations as some people felt that the experience on a Windows Phone wasn't as seamless as they thought it would be. Because no-one bought ye.
Meanwhile, millions of devices continue to operate under the control of the OS.
However, it is indicative of Windows Phone's failure to ever truly catch on, since it first launched in 2010. "There will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates", the company wrote in a rather ruthless blog post announcing the "demise" of Windows Phone 8.1 along with its other products.More news: Both 2024 and 2028 Olympics to Be Decided in September
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Ending support doesn't really mean that your phones will stop working, but relatively will no longer receive any further upgrades, updates or security check-ups from Microsoft. Windows Phone 8.1 brought support virtual assistant Cortana, design changes and a number of other innovations.
This isn't the end for Windows on mobile altogether.
Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Search, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and File Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft NTFS, Windows kernel-mode drivers, and ASP.NET.
It is still unclear though that how much role of Mobile is still left in Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" philosophy. However, Windows 10 Mobile, the latest mobile extension of Microsoft's desktop OS and the successor to Windows Phone 8.1, is still alive.