Microsoft is no longer working on new features and hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. Development of the mobile operating system continues for a while, but will be focussed on bugfixes and security updates.
Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren't the focus. 😟 https://t.co/0CH9TZdIFu
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017
The announcement comes from Microsoft’s Vice President of the Operating Systems Group, Joe Belfiore. It’s been awhile since Microsoft released a large update for the mobile Windows platform, but until today the technology giant never officially stated that development of the OS was shut down.
Belfiore also admits he no longer uses a Windows smartphone, he switched to an Android based phone.
Microsoft let hundreds of its employees go during a reorganisation last year, which also caused that significantly less people were working on the Microsoft mobile devices and OS. HP, which was one of the last companies that still developed Windows Phones, recently stated it would stop making these phones.