Microsoft ends notifications for Win-Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Isaac Cain
February 20, 2018

As Microsoft previously announced, Windows Phone platform - no longer receive any upgrades.

Without notifications Windows Phone's "Find your phone" feature won't work and Live Tiles won't update. With the end of support for the older versions and lack of focus for the newer versions, it looks like Windows Mobile users will have to look elsewhere for a mobile phone soon.

Windows does note that notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1 at this time, and newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported.

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.

Windows Phone 7.5 was first released in 2011, while Windows Phone 8.0 was released on October 29, 2012.

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Now, per The Verge, Microsoft has pulled out a stake and driven it right through the Windows Phone's lifeless heart by announcing it is ending support for mobile push notifications.

Microsoft is making things worse for the users with Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 handsets. It truly marks the end of the Windows Phone chapter.

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.

One of the key problems for Microsoft was attracting app developers to its mobile platform, which in turn didn't provide enough incentives for device makers to build hardware for it either.

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