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Despite the recent announcements, the fate of Windows 10 Mobile has been overly discussed, with rumours about Windows on Phone reboot still making rounds. While Microsoft has forgotten Windows Phone, the community is still not ready to give up.

When a hardcore Windows phone fan asked about new builds for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s program manager for Windows Insider clearly told him that no new builds are planned for the mobile platform.

Last year when Microsoft split development of Windows 10 Mobile away from Windows 10 for PCs, the company confirmed that Windows Phone is dead. Microsoft has been making “negligible” revenue from its phone hardware division, apparently, the phone business is dead since the release of buggy Windows 10 Mobile update.

A while ago Belfiore emphasized Microsoft’s ongoing support for Windows phones but he noted that no new features and hardware are planned for the mobile platform. Microsoft will continue to release bug fixes and security updates for Windows 10 Mobile operating system, though the Windows Insider program seems to have been abandoned for the time being.

Belfiore had also suggested users to switch to other platforms if Windows Phone fails to meet their needs, in fact, he confirmed that he has also switched to Android. Microsoft’s executive blamed the lack of developer interest for Windows Phone’s fall.

While Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft has still not given up on its mobile ambitions, with a foldable mobile-type device codenamed Andromeda launching later this year.

  • Scott M

    Developers were not interested because windows 10 mobile doesn’t have enough market share. Customers were not interested because there were not enough apps.

    It is a difficult circle to break out of. But I blame the developers (and I myself am a developer). As a developer, you have to build software and then sell and market the software to create market share. All these companies want to build software based on existing market share, instead of creating market share.