The Vice President of Operating Systems Joe Belfiore has revealed Microsoft is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. This was released in a series of Tweets.
(2/2) As an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app/hw diversity. We will support those users too! Choose what’s best 4 u. https://t.co/LKQBL3w7gA
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
Microsoft has never stated its Windows Phone platform was dead, but the writing has been on the wall for some time now. They made big changes to their smartphone business last year, resulting in thousands of redundancies.
Microsoft has struggled in the mobile market over the past few years. It acquired Nokia’s mobile business in 2013, a move that has since been seen as a failure.
Windows Mobile had a 0.3 percent global market share at the end of 2016, according to Gartner. The Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently said that he had switched to Android, and used Microsoft apps on that.