It seems Windows Phone is now officially dead. While Microsoft has always stated that it is committed to Windows phones and that updates would be coming, now there are signs that the platform has no future.
Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft has now said that Microsoft's mobile operating system as a platform is indeed dead and nothing new (in terms of updates) is coming to devices running it.
The confirmation comes in the form of series of tweets that the executive has posted further discussing where the company's mobile hardware ambition lies. He has explained the company's struggle with rolling out new features for Windows phone and has also highlighted that launching new handsets are no longer a "focus" for the company.
Besides, Belfiore has revealed that Microsoft was facing serious lack of apps because only a few developers had agreed to bring apps on the platform. "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money...wrote apps 4 them.. but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest," he said.
Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile will still be supported but it is highly possible that no new features will be coming. "Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/ow aren't the focus," Belfiore explained.
With this new development, Microsoft has finally publicly acknowledged that Windows 10 Mobile is a dead platform, and moving on to Android or iOS device sounds like a better plan for these device owners.