Lack of developer support hits Windows 10 Mobile prospects


Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's vice president of Windows, told fans on Twitter that "building new features [and hardware]" are not the company's focus at the moment.

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company is no longer focusing on Windows 10 Mobile.

Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft vice-president and long-time Windows Phone evangelist, broke the news in a series of tweets.

The tech giant has no plans to block the existing Windows Phone models available in market for sale or in use, but nothing new should be anticipated from the company in terms of Windows-run smartphones. The idea now is to improve connectivity between handsets and PCs, as has been seen with the launch of Microsoft's Android Launcher, which allows a great deal of interoperability between your phone and Windows PC.

He also explained the reason why the company has made a decision to abandon the platform which doesn't really surprise us.

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From a recent sales figure disclosed by Kantar Worldpanel, just 1.3% United States mobile market sold Windows phone. The entire Windows Phone platform's popularity and user base was in decline well before this year. The platform had a tiny fraction of the volumes of users running Google's Android or Apple's iOS, which made it exceptionally hard to generate any meaningful revenue from Windows.

Belfiore himself has already bid his own Windows Phone goodbye.

"We will support those users too", Belfiore wrote.

It has been obvious for a couple of years, but Microsoft has finally admitted defeat with its phone version of Windows.

Belfiore attributed the operating system's failure to the fact that many key apps were unavailable on it, which deterred many people from trying it. "Choose what's best for you". Even though Microsoft tried to continue its legacy of making it easy to shift between desktop, tablet, and mobile, there weren't just enough apps for the users. All this has led to Microsoft giving up on the Windows phone. Unfortunately, the apps were never published due to the fact that the number of Windows Phone users was quite low.