In the recent years, Windows Phones have been struggling to survive in the current market situation where its competitors like Android and iOS have been flaunting their extravagant features every now and then. This made Microsoft’s Mobile OS a bit of a shy child and the phone OS didn’t receive any major updates in a long time. The most recent news from Microsoft has put an end to the discussion as the company has now announced that it would be ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1. The news has a lot of significance as a great number of the Windows phones are running Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 For Mobile
The mobile version of Windows 8.1 blew a new life to the timiding Windows Phone era as hardly anyone used the older Windows phones with Windows 7 in it. The phones became practical and the world came to know about a new competitor of the mainstream Android and iOS platforms. The features which added life to the Windows Mobile OS included a brand new and a much better looking UI with support for Microsoft’s very own Virtual Assistant Cortana.
Windows 10 for Mobile
The main purpose for discontinuing the Windows 8.1 support is to put full focus on Windows 10 OS for Mobile. Microsoft has been encouraging the Windows Phone users for quite a lot of time to upgrade to Windows 10 as it is a much-improved version with newer updates coming after every while. Though a great chunk of Windows Phone users has already moved to the Windows 10, still a huge section is waiting for the perfect time which is “Now.”
Aside from all this up gradation scenario, there is a hint that needs to be caught. Microsoft has been moving on pretty fast in the case fo Mobile OS. The Windows 8.1 was just three years old and discontinuing a version in just three years has not been the company’s convention. A simple question arises in many minds. Is Microsoft done with the Windows Phone?
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