Microsoft said on several occasions that it’s still committed to Windows Phone platform, despite all the signs that the platform had no future. Recently, Joe Belfiore finally admitted that Windows Phone has no future, it’s dead, and the users should switch to other platforms if Microsoft’s mobile platform doesn’t meet their needs.
Microsoft’s Sway is as an alternative for PowerPoint, and in fact the future of PowerPoint. Back in 2015, when Windows Phone was not dead, Microsoft promised to bring Sway to its mobile platform and two years later, yesterday Microsoft revealed that it has no plan to launch Sway app for Windows Phone.
It’s not surprising since Microsoft has completely given up on Windows Phone platform. In a series of tweets discussing the company’s struggle with Windows Phone, Belfiore revealed how the company’s mobile operating system failed.
“We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest,” he said. “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus,” Belfiore added. So there you go, not only the third-party developers, Microsoft itself is no longer developing necessary apps for the mobile platform.