Microsoft has finally admitted something that most in the mobile space already knew — the company’s mobile operating system, Windows 10 Mobile, will not see any new hardware or software updates.
Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of operating systems group at Microsoft, stated on Twitter that the company will not be “building new features/hw” and Windows 10 Mobile is simply not its “focus.” Belfiore did note that Microsoft attempted to build up the OS and “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.”
Current Windows Mobile users who plan to stick with the OS can somewhat be assured that your device will remain secure as Microsoft plans to continue supporting ehe platform with “bug fixes, security updates.”
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. ☹️ https://t.co/ePsySxR3LB
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
Recently, Microsoft announced its Edge browser is now available for iOS with an Android version launching soon. Belfiore started using an iPhone in 2016 and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder, recently switched to Android.
Unfortunately, with this news, the heavily rumoured Surface Phone will most likely never see a release.