Microsoft’s mobile platform bit the dust, due to lack of apps and limited hardware support. While last year Microsoft claimed that Windows Phone is not dead, this year Joe Belfiore confirmed that Windows Phone’s hardware and software are no longer the company’s focus. Microsoft has however assured that the company will support the existing phones with security fixes.

Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for both phones and PCs. Since the update is available, Microsoft also resumed the Windows Insider program and rolled out over four builds for Windows 10 Devices. While on the other hand, Microsoft hasn’t resumed the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program yet.

Last month, when Twitter users asked Microsoft employees if there would be any more builds for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc confirmed that the company plans to keep releasing new builds for Mobile. After almost one month, Brandon LeBlanc was once again questioned about new builds for mobile and this time he didn’t have a definitive answer to that question.

We still don’t know the future of Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. If your Windows Phone with Fall Creators Update is on the Fast or Slow Ring, you may now need to leave the Insider program to receive latest cumulative updates.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore recently posted a few messages that revealed why exactly the Windows Phone platform failed. In a series of tweets, Belfiore explained that Microsoft tried different approaches to increase market share of the platform, but nothing worked.

  • cmolinap

    That’s the real problem with Microsoft: Credibility.

    It’s not the lack of equipment or apps. CREDIBILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the morning: Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc confirmed that the company plans to keep releasing new builds for Mobile.

    In the afternoon: Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc…uhmmm…we’re not sure.

    In the night: Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc: You’re alone folks…

    Are competing with politicians.

    • WPJ

      The sad thing isn’t that Microsoft failed, it’s that we really don’t have any competent competitors in the mobile scene. There’s only Jolla really at the moment. At this point the whole thing is mildly amusing to watch.

      • Uncommon_Tater

        Thank you for mentioning Jolla. I had no idea about Sailfish. If–a few years from now–my 950XL finally kicks the bucket and no phones are available with Windows Core OS, I just may go with Sailfish.

    • Jens

      I don’t trust them with anything anymore.

  • pege63

    Microsoft tried different approaches to increase market share of the platform, but nothing worked, Yes but still they did not listen to their most loyal users, simply ignoring it and them, that man is a idiot and going to get MS down back in the dust.

    • Matt Rundle

      I don’t think the intention was to do everything, there’s certainly a lot that could have been done different, lack of advertising, lack of enthusias to promote the product. Not enough encouragement to get others to promote it.
      No clear reason to show what makes it different from everyone else.
      Bad decisions like blocking skype that worked perfectly fine for remaining users, and alot of those people were left stranded official upgrade path stopped.
      Unstable within the first year not enough features.
      Cancelling the android project, i don’t think anyone said please cancel this for everyone.
      Removing fluent design from the store and not providing choice of classic style and the new style. List could go on forever.
      Every reboot they said it would be different, has it?