According to Belfiore, app developers were reluctant to back the Windows 10 mobile platform, with app retention being a major issue for the team. The company has switched its mobile focus to emphasize building some of its flagship products, like Office 365, for Android devices and iPhones.
Microsoft had also tried positioning its Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets to be an extension of its PCs, giving the phones some sort of a mini-PC like feel.
"Of course, we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates", tweeted Belfiore. Microsoft tried paying companies to produce apps and even wrote them itself when creators couldn't or wouldn't get involved, but the number of users was "too low for most companies to invest". Windows Phone's death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft's Windows division finally admitted you shouldn't expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone. As a Windows Phone user, you were always scraping the very bottom of the barrel when it came to applications.
However, the existing users of Windows Phone will only be notified about security updates in routine. Plus AdDuplex estimates that as of last month, just 20.3% of Windows Phone devices were running Windows 10, with 73.9% still on Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft's smartphone platform has been "dead for more than a year", says The Verge, but the firm has "never officially admitted it before". In spite of investing in the developers and an ecosystem, the company also failed to find one disruptive hardware platform that could have boosted Windows' presence in the mobile segment. Instead, we think, from now on, the company is likely to focus on Android and iOS apps more than before. It was said that Windows 10 Mobile would allow the users to move between desktop and mobile or tablet seamlessly - an "everywhere OS". The decision was made amid the company's increased efforts in developing apps for other platforms.
Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31 Injuries aren't an excuse for losing this game, but the Sooners had more than their fair share in this game. Following Oklahoma's Week 2 win at Ohio State, Mayfield placed an OU flag on the Buckeyes' midfield logo.
Egypt need only one point from their final two games to reach the finals, and ensure Ghana miss out for the first time since 2002. Despite showing a great performance during the game, Ghana players were not able to score a single goal.
As well as the Natural History Museum, the area is also home to the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Police originally said a man was arrested at the scene, but later clarified that he had only been detained.
Even after Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, the bloc will still be India's biggest trading partner, Juncker said. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that Sushma Swaraj and Mogherini "held productive discussions".
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has admitted that it will not be easy playing Uganda in Kampala. "I know they will do well". The 56-year-old explained his reasons for dropping a handful of stars from Ghana's squad for the Uganda clash.
Pointing to output from USA shale basins, the minister said any acceleration should more or less keep pace with demand. King Selman's meetings in Moscow include energy market, Middle East, civil war in Syria and Iran .
They need to better Italy's result against Macedonia on Friday if they are to qualify for next year's World Cup . Albania were not expected to threaten Spain much, and early on, the match was one-way traffic.
According to Lombardo, one camera was placed by the gunman in a food service cart in the hallway outside of his suite. Investigators hope she can shed some light on the motivation behind Paddock's alleged massacre over the weekend.
But some say Peters could be swayed to go to National given it would be a straightforward coalition between two parties. Both will need to form a coalition with New Zealand First if they are to form a viable government.
Catalan leader under pressure to drop independence
The Spanish PM insisted that what happens next "depends fundamentally" on whether Puigdemont will declare independence. They marched across 50 Spanish cities, carrying banners calling for peace and dialogue between leaders.
Remnants of Nate to bring rain, wind to NJ on Columbus Day
Nate is the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, following Harvey, Irma and Maria. Another warming trend could be on the way by next weekend , as soon as we lose the onshore easterly ocean breeze.
Local group raises money for Puerto Rico
The group is called Tostonazo and is made up of local Puerto Ricans living in Houston. She arrived at Newark Airport tonight after being stuck in Puerto Rico for 17 days.
Rivers 3 TDs lead Chargers past Giants
Novak isn't known for a booming leg, but during his stint in San Diego from 2011-14, he made 90 of 100 from inside 50 yards. Having trailed for 67.7-percent of their time on the field this season, a good start was imperative for the Giants.
'Turkey will close Iraq border, air space soon'
Macron is now the only global leader working to reshape the geopolitical situation in Iraq as the Islamic State is dissolving. Abadi flew to Paris on Wednesday for a two-day visit in response to an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron.
Rest of missing journalist's body found
The inventor charged with her death is a Dane named Peter Madsen and who fully denies the charges of murder. He slipped and lost his grasp on the incubate, which at that point hit her on the head, he said.
Health of Rohingya Refugee Children at Risk, UNICEF
About 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine are due to arrive this weekend and a vaccination campaign should start on Tuesday. While India sees the existing population of around 40,000 Rohingyas as a security threat , Haque had a different take.
Pulse Survivors React to Las Vegas Shooting
Survivors of the Pulse Nightclub attack are responding to Sunday's Las Vegas massacre with words of support. By Monday morning, it had become clear this was America's deadliest mass shooting in history.