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Don't Expect Any New Windows Phone Hardware, Features

Don't Expect Any New Windows Phone Hardware, Features

However, some manufacturers - including the UK's Wileyfox and Germany's TrekStor - had unveiled new models powered by Windows 10 Mobile as recently as last month. Well, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has just settled the matter. But building new features aren't the focus.

Microsoft had been in the mobile's software industry since last twenty years, initially with its Windows CE in 1996 for personal digital supporters and in 2000 with its Windows Mobile. Well, they shouldn't expect anything more than bug fixes and security updates. If you haven't been, you can manually upgrade your machine to a newer version here by clicking "Update now".

But, Belfore is not the only senior executive of Microsoft who has jumped off the ship. Belfiore also admitted that he switched to Android operating system himself.

Belfiore admitted that he no longer users a Windows phone.

The market intelligence provider said the news had been a long time coming.

He then went on to respond to questions about whether there was any point sticking with Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft had put the brakes on its phone business past year.

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Microsoft's mobile hardware dream is over. Later, Microsoft tried to change its strategy by adopting Google's model by focusing only on Mobile OS and partnered with multiple smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung. The company is estimated to have sold less than 1 million smartphones in 2016.

Belfiore's announcement comes after Microsoft launched its Edge web browser for Android and iOS.

According to media reports, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that Microsoft will "make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today".

As the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is set to launch on October 17, the Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring will be finally able to try the Redstone 4 builds.

Belfiore tweeted; "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs". The resulting small userbase has made investment in app creation unattractive to developers, perpetuating a bottomless cycle of downward decline.

So there you have it. Microsoft is giving up. Unfortunately, it will have to find another way to break into iOS ecosystem that doesn't offer any interference.