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Microsoft stops push notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones in 2018


Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software package by February 20th. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 can not receive notifications. they're going to conjointly lose the useful live tile updates that displayed information at a glance, and users can not be able to find devices with the “find my phone” feature. Those phones were initially released to the general public in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

It’s yet another nail in the coffin for Windows Phone. Microsoft declared in October that it might stop developing new options or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. Even before Microsoft admitted it, the mobile OS had pretty much been dead for a year, because it showed dismal market share numbers through 2016 and plummeted to a mere 0.1 % of the market by Q1 of 2017, according to IDC.

The Microsoft announcement stated, “Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and therefore services for these versions of Windows are discontinued over time.” Newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported, and Windows Phone 8.1 will still receive notifications.

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