Older Windows Phone Devices To Stop Receiving Notifications Forever

Older Windows Phone Devices To Stop Receiving Notifications Forever

Older Windows Phone Devices To Stop Receiving Notifications Forever

Windows Phone is practically dead and you might know that since Microsoft made a decision to stop supporting the platform and focus on other ventures. This is the final nail the company could put into the unsupported mobile platform's coffin. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, the company's corporate vice president in the operating system group system clearly confirmed that no Windows Phone will be upgraded with new features.

Microsoft announced in October that Windows 10 Mobile would no longer receive new feature updates. It truly marks the end of the Windows Phone chapter. This means, if you have a Windows 7.5 or Windows 8 you may no longer get software updates.

Microsoft announced that starting tomorrow, February 20, smartphone users running Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer have access to push notifications. However, Microsoft says that notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, so if you are a user, you can breathe out a sigh of relief.

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However, Microsoft has said that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus, and users shouldn't expect new features or hardware. It's worth noting, of course, that Windows Phone 8.1 support ended back in July, so there's no guarantee that Microsoft will continue to support it with notification services for any given time.

Microsoft will end push notification services to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 on Tuesday, another sign that the firm's smartphone business is winding down. The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central).

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