Microsoft Puts Windows Phone 8.1 out to Pasture

Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft pulled the plug on the Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system this week, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Redmond, Wash. technology giant’s dwindling ecosystem of smartphone offerings.

According a Microsoft Corporation (, abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington online support document, Windows Phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly 8.1 is no longer supported as of July 11, 2017, joining other aging products like Virtual PC 2007, Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 and SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.1 for Desktops, among several others.

Showcased during the Microsoft Build 2014 developer conference, the mobile operating system introduced users to Cortana, the company’s answer to Siri and other virtual assistants. In 2014, the Nokia 630, 635 and the 930 flagship where among the first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) to run the then-new operating system right out of the box.

Windows Phone 8.1 also represented a radical shift in how Microsoft licensed its mobile software. Breaking from tradition, the company waived its fees for two Indian smartphone makers in a bid to help popularize Windows Windows, or simply Windows, is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft Phone 8.1 in the region.

Further reading

Microsoft hasn’t completely abandoned the few who still use Windows Phone.

Last year, the company rolled out its Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows 8.1 devices device is usually a constructed tool. Not all users were eligible, however. Citing a less than satisfactory experience on some older hardware may refer to: Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores Builders, Microsoft was forced to trim the list of supported smartphone models modeling or modelling may refer to: Conceptual model, a representation of a system using general rules and concepts Physical model or plastic model, a physical representation in three dimensions of.

Even may refer to on models that could handle the newer operating system, some features like the “Hey Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Band, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Windows Mixed Reality” command used to summon the virtual assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by may not survive the move, warned the company.

History was repeated this spring, when Microsoft warned that the Windows 10 Creators Update may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created would not be officially supported on some older Windows Phone hardware. Members of the Windows Insider early-access program who installed the newer operating system on unsupported devices are free to continue using it if they accept the risk of running a software-hardware combination that is not backed by the software software, or simply software, is a part of a computer system that consists of data or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built maker.

Meanwhile, the Windows smartphone users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications are somewhat of a dying breed.

The vast majority of smartphones sold during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 ran Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the (86.1 percent), according to Gartner’s latest analysis of the market. In total, Google’s mobile operating system was present on over 327 million million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001 smartphones purchased by users in Q1.

Apple’s iOS was a distant second with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a 13.7-percent share may refer to: To share a resource (such as food or money) is to make joint use of it; see Sharing Share, Kwara, a town and LGA in Kwara State, Nigeria Share (finance), a stock or other security of the market, a figure that represents nearly 52 million iPhones. Presumably lumped into the meager 0.2 percent of the market Market (place), a physical marketplace or public market Market economy Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden shared by “other” smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use operating systems, Windows mobile didn’t even rank.

“In the smartphone operating system (OS) market, the battle is now clearly between Android and iOS,” observed Gartner Inc. is an American research and advisory firm providing information technology related insight for IT and other business leaders located across the world. “With other [operating systems system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole] struggling for momentum, Android grew its share by two percent.”

And it may be a while before a Windows mobile often refers to: Mobile phone, a portable communication device Mobile (sculpture), a hanging artwork or toy Mobile may also refer to operating system appears reappears on the list list is any enumeration of a set of items, if ever. Despite persistent rumors of a Surface Phone, it has yet to materialize, and apart from new Windows 10 Mobile preview builds may refer to: Engineering something Construction Physical body stature, especially [muscle size; usually of the human body Build engine, a first-person shooter engine by 3D Realms Software build, a, the company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise has been tight-lipped about the future of the platform.

Meanwhile may refer to, Microsoft’s rivals are intensifying their efforts to push the limits of smartphone design.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has been hailed by tech reviewers as an excellent premium Android smartphone. Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple is reportedly working on a 10th anniversary iPhone model featuring a virtually bezel-less OLED screen.

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Source: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/

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