Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows 10 and head of Microsoft's "PC-Tablet-Phone" division said on Twitter that it will stop focusing on new features and hardware instead will continue to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform with bug fixes and security updates. Belfiore confirmed that he himself has switched to Android "for the app/hardware diversity". They tried "VERY HARD" to incentivize the app developers.
He said Microsoft will continue to support the platform with bug fixes and security updates, but new features and hardware is not the focus.
Quiz: What do you know about Windows 10? However, the "volume of users is too low for most companies to invest", and that was the major problem faced.
No firecrackers this Diwali in Delhi says SC
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also supported the plea before a bench headed by Justice AK Sikri. While passing the order, the SC said that let us try out at least one Diwali without firecrackers.
Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1, the most popular version of its mobile operating system in July.
But the platform suffered due a lack of apps in its app store, Windows Marketplace, and the inability to offer timely updates as compared to the fast evolving Android. Even as Microsoft hasn't launched any new Windows Phone handset in years, in a 2015 interview with Panos Panay, vice president of Microsoft who oversees devices, Wired's David Pierce had noted that the company was testing new devices.
Microsoft shifted focus from developing the Windows phone to improving apps for iOS and Android users, with Microsoft Edge to be released soon on both operating devices, and linking devices such as laptops to phones.
Maryam appears before accountability court; hearing under way
Meanwhile, authorities are making tight security arrangements for Maryam Nawaz's court appearance on Monday in Islamabad . Maryam and Safdar are expected to be provided copies of the reference against them.
However, Microsoft could make a comeback with Windows Mobile when things look alright for the company just like BlackBerry did just a few months back.
According to the most recent sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel, Windows phones account for just 1.3 percent of the market in the USA, while BlackBerry is at 0.3 percent.
US Mission Suspends Visa Services in Turkey to 'Reassess Commitment to Security'
It said the measures would apply to e-Visas, visas issued at borders and visas in passports. Embassy said it was "deeply disturbed" by the arrest.