Microsoft has at long last ended support for push notifications on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.
The firm revealed on Tuesday that it’s put an end to push notifications – as well as Find my Phone and Live Tiles – on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8, as its effort to discontinue the Windows Phone operating system draws to a close.
“Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time,” announced Microsoft back in October 2016, foreshadowing the move.
Just one version of Windows Phone remains operational: Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is rumoured to kill that off in the near future, though, as it focuses its effort on strengthening Windows 10 Mobile for the upcoming Surface Phone.
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Whether that will be the case, however, remains unclear. Microsoft is said to have been developing the Surface Phone for a while now, but we’re still yet to see any evidence that supports the slew of speculation that has been bandied around.
Many see the Surface Phone as one last attempt to make Windows Phone a hit, but in order to appeal to the mass market it will need to be equipped with all of the core features Android and iOS offer, including a mobile payment processor.
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