We had earlier reported that Microsoft is currently planning and testing a new OS version for its Windows Phone and is expected to launch a new phone by end of this year.
Now news coming in suggest that the new version of Windows 10 Mobile or the future release of Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be supporting the classic Windows Phone apps. These apps mainly known as Silverlight apps will no longer be working in the future version of Windows 10 Mobile.
The company has already removed support for the Silverlight apps in the latest internal builds of Windows 10 Mobile. Users will be getting a warning “Silverlight apps are no longer supported on this version of Windows” when they try to open a Silverlight app.
Currently there is no news as to whether the current Windows Phone will be able to use the Silverlight apps even after the launch of the new version of Windows 10 Mobile.
The dropping support for the Silverlight apps would mean that the already available and popular Silverlight app WhatsApp will become unusable on the future version of Windows 10 Mobile unless the team decides to release a new Universal version of the popular messaging app for Windows 10.
By Dropping support to the Silverlight apps Microsoft is making clear that it is now willing to invest more in the Universal Windows Platform for the future version of Windows 10 Mobile. It would be interesting to see whether this step by Microsoft will help the company grow its Mobile Market Share in the days to come.