Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7.5 and 8.0 phones
- Author: Douglas Reid Feb 21, 2018,
Feb 21, 2018, 3:28
Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Without notifications Windows Phone's "Find your phone" feature won't work and Live Tiles won't update.
"Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time", the company explained.
Windows says services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time.
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This will finally convince the pockets of users out there who have phones with this OS to upgrade or jump ship to other platforms, where the latter would be advisable. This basically means that the surface phone presentation could take place officially even before the rumored dates that are 'towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019'.
Users of newer versions of Windows Phone software can rest easy for now however, as Microsoft said it will continue to support those versions.
However, Microsoft has said that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus, and users shouldn't expect new features or hardware.
Microsoft past year had announced that it will no longer provide any support for the existing Windows Phones in terms of software updates that contain any new features.
Hope may still spring, though: Rumor is that Microsoft is working on a new, foldable tablet device that could also function as a smartphone.