Failing to compete with Google’s Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems (OS), Microsoft has finally admitted that it will no longer develop new features or hardware for Windows 10 mobiles.
In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.
However, Microsoft will continue to support the platform with bug fixes and security updates.
Microsoft’s Phone platform has been dead for more than a year, but the company has never officially admitted it before.
Belfiore also admits he switched to Android, just like Bill Gates, and that Microsoft will support Windows 10 customers who want to use Android and iOS on their phones.
One of the big reasons Microsoft is giving up on OS is because developers never backed the platform.
Existing supported phones will receive bug fixes and security updates, but the platform is essentially now in maintenance mode.
According to media reports, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that Microsoft will “make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today.”
Microsoft is set to roll out the “Fall Creators” update for Windows 10 on October 17 which will include Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) support sans the mobile experience.