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Microsoft all but pulls the plug on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has taken to Twitter to confirm that Windows 10 Mobile is not a focus for the company.

“We have tried VERY HARD to incent[ivise] app devs,” Belfiore said on Twitter. “Paid money… wrote apps [for] them… but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.”

This isn’t to say that Windows 10 Mobile is dead… it’s just going to be left wilting in a corner.

When asked by a Twitter user if it’s time to abandon Windows on mobile, Belfiore was refreshingly honest.

“Depends who you are,” he said by way of reply. “Many companies still deploy to their employees and we will support them… [as] an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app [slash hardware] diversity. We will support those users too! Choose what’s best [for you].”

Do you still use Windows 10 Mobile, or have you jumped ship to another platform? If so, iOS, Android or something altogether different?



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