Joe Belfiore, a Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, on Sunday revealed that the company is no longer putting its energy into building new features or hardware for the operating system. On the same day as Belfiore took to speak about Windows Mobile phone Blackberry which has a poorer marketplace than Windows 10 phone launched the BlackBerry Motion which is an all-touch mobile phone.
Microsoft has finally admitted that the Windows Phone is toast, after a long period of speculation about the future of mobile hardware at the company.
Belfiore's series of tweetsconfirmed that Microsoft would continue to support the platform through bug fixes and security updates. "Paid money.wrote apps 4 them. but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest", he said.
Chief executive Satya Nadella has also shifted the firm's focus to its cloud platform and products such as Office 365, a strategy that has proved successful in returning the company to a stable base.
In the most recent sale figures from Kantar World Panel, Windows phones only account for 1.3 percent of the market in the USA, with Blackberry lagging behind at 0.3 percent. In any event, Windows Phone 8 did mature over its short lifetime, gaining many features other platforms had had for ages.
After the launch of Apple'siOS in 2007 along with Google'sAndroid OS launch in 2008, the ecosystem has evolved. Most recently, Microsoft cut off support for Windows Phone 8.1 and above. They have no plans to working on any Windows Phone or mobile application at the moment.
Facebook's hugely popular Messenger app was cut from a huge number of Windows phones in March this year.
Feinstein said she has a bill written in "plain English" that will ban any device created to increase rates of fire. If elected, the 84-year-old Feinstein would be 91 when she completes her term in 2025.
Kristian Jensen said striking a deal "is not rocket science" and within reach "if the political will is there". Countries including the Netherlands and Denmark are keen to open trade talks as soon as possible.
It's been nearly 3 weeks since Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and most of the island is still without power. He described what he saw as "a human catastrophe" occurring on the island of 3.5 million.
Achieving such image clarity and quality with only one sensor when everyone else sports dual cameras is indeed admirable. The Google Pixel 2 is slated to launch in India on November 1 whereas the Pixel 2 XLwill be available from November 15.
Ivana wrote that she had no desire to become the wife of the President of the US , like Melania Trump has become. Ivana Trump has since been married and divorced twice, and now maintains a jet-setting, globetrotting lifestyle.
Follow along live as we bring you complete coverage, highlights , photos and more from Seattle's road test in LA. The Seahawks defense has had early season issues containing running backs like Carlos Hyde and DeMarco Murray.
As of 7:33 a.m. on October 9, the Patrick Fire in Napa County had covered 100 acres. "This fire is explosive", Cox said. A smoke advisory has been issued for San Francisco, telling residents to "close windows and limit outdoor activities".
Saudi Arabia is a member of the US-led worldwide coalition that has been battling the Sunni extremist group in Syria and Iraq. The attacker, who was eliminated at the scene, was a 28-year-old Saudi national who approached the gate in a vehicle.
With 31 yards on Sunday, it marked the third time in five games they were held to fewer than 50 yards as a team on the ground. After forcing the Cardinals to punt the ball on their second straight drive, Wentz made quick work of the Cardinals defense.
Intriguing images to be sure. 20th Century Fox TV released a new trailer for the upcoming return to TV for The X-Files. Series creator Chris Carter explained that the first episode will deal with that cliffhanger.
He maintains that he had mortgaged the family property to get the loans and has paid back in time and with interest. The BJP leader further said that the article is written to damage the reputation of party president Amit Shah .
Trump Leaves Native Americans Out of Columbus Day Speech
There are 364 other days in the year on which we could acknowledge the sins of our ancestors and celebrate native Americans . For much of America's history, Italian immigrants have not been considered "white", nor do they identify as "white".
GM Buys Lidar Startup Strobe to Accelerate Self-Driving Cars
Cruise Automation is now testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco that could eventually be produced on a mass market basis. GM doled out more than $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation in March 2016, forming the core of its autonomous vehicle strategy.
David Meyler: Republic of Ireland will go for it against Wales
Wales - Gareth Bale remains injured and unavailable so Tom Lawrence is expected to start following his goal away in Georgia . He will be hoping Wales can win and other results go the right way to secure his first appearance at the World Cup finals.
Breast cancer linked to bacterial imbalances
The 25-year-old posted a touching tribute on Instagram: "Breast cancer is a terrible disease that affects entire families". Over a span of almost 25 years, the risk of death from breast cancer dropped 38 percent, says the American Cancer Society.
Four women of a family found dead in Delhi
As the dazed nephew entered the drawing room, he found his cousins - bloodied and sprawled on the floor, a police officer said. His aunt's throat had been slit. "We are suspecting labourers who were doing whitewash". "No one heard anything".