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.
Mr Rajoy told Catalan leaders that there is still time to backtrack and avoid Madrid taking over the region's government. Those numbers resemble the pro-independence rallies that Barcelona has also seen in recent years.
Following this, Vikas will get flak from housemates as this is wastage of food and we all know, food rations are hard to get by. After the dramatic Weekend Ka Vaar episode , the housemates will gear up for yet another twist at the Bigg Boss 11 house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration will put forward this argument to allege the Clean Power Plan violates the law , Bloomberg News reported. The president announced earlier this year that he will pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement.
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.
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.
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".
Amid an exodus of pilots to competitors, Ryanair has written to cockpit crews offering to boost their pay and conditions. The letter also received a lukewarm response from pilots who contacted the BBC.
He also said he did not think Tillerson was receiving enough support from the White House. Donald Trump is no stranger to attacking members of his own party on Twitter .
Rocket fired from Gaza strikes southern Israel
The new rounds of dialogue will be the first since the two group's meetings held in Qatar in 2016. He, however, said their participation will be "subject to Israel allowing them to travel".
Justice League Trailer Released From Warner Bros
Pictures released the final trailer for the " Justice League " film (you'll find it posted at the bottom of this news item). Silas Stone - and some of its technology is used to create the cyborg body of his son, Victor (played by Ray Fisher ).
Salah Fires Egypt To First World Cup Since 1990
Congo nearly ruined the party when Arnold Bouka volleyed home to peg back the hosts after Salah's second-half opener. Egypt becomes the second African team to qualify, after Nigeria , with one more match-day still to come.