Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile was even close to the competition. In the era of Android and iOS, lack of apps and features caused the Windows Mobile platform to fail. Earlier we told you how HP the only big OEM which was making Windows 10 Mobile powered device backed out and now Microsoft has officially accepted it’s failure.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, in a series of tweets accepted there failure with the Windows 10 Mobile and how they tired to get more developers to the platform. He even told he himself has switched to Android as the apps he wants to use are not available or not good on the Windows platform.
He tweeted ” 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”. We have our own app on Windows platform and we know what he is trying to say. The app gap has left a very few users on the platform and app developers are now not willing to invest there time and money on the Windows Mobile platform.
According to him Windows 10 Mobile in no longer a focus for Microsoft but they will continue to support the platform. Provide bug fixes and security updates etc. But building new features aren’t the focus. So we can assume Windows 10 Mobile is dead. We hope Microsoft comes back with a whole new platform.
It will be a welcome change for users to who are stuck with Android and iOS for now. We can’t ignore that Microsoft has a strong hold in PC market and most of us use Windows 10 on our PC or laptop having a new platform within Microsoft’s ecosystem will be amazing.
What do you think? And what did you liked most about the Windows 10 Mobile? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.