Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile Mobile

  1.    09 Oct 2017 #1

    Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

    Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.

    The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "focus".

    Joe Belfiore added that he had also switched to Android himself.

    Windows 10 Mobile tried to attract users by letting them run the same "universal apps" on both their PCs and handsets, but the concept failed to catch on.

    The OS accounted for just 0.03% of the global market - based on smartphone shipments - between April and June, according to research company IDC.

    The market intelligence provider said the news had been a long time coming.

    "There wasn't a wide range of devices running Windows 10 Mobile, so it wasn't attractive to retailers or operators," said IDC's Francisco Jeronimo.

    "And from a consumer perspective, the operating system didn't provide as good an experience as Android or iOS."

    Read more: Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile - BBC News
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Oct 2017 at 16:07. Reason: fixed format to meet News posting guidelines
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  2.    09 Oct 2017 #1

    No surprise!
    My Lumia lays in the drawer collecting dust.
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  3.    09 Oct 2017 #2

    I think that this might help the desktop windows 10 very much. Many computers now both desktop and laptop have 4k screens and the need to make the OS work on both Phone screens and PC screens has always been an issue. One of the reasons that Apple kept MacOS and IOS separate was a similar problem, although i hear this may change in the future.
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