Windows Phone 7 and 8.0 devices will no longer receive push notifications

Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services

This means three things: you'll no longer receive push notifications, Live Tiles will no longer be updated, and your device will no longer show up on "find my phone".

Are you still using a Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 device?

Microsoft announced that starting tomorrow, February 20, smartphone users running Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer have access to push notifications. While Microsoft phones with Windows OS were nearly out of the markets due to low engagement ratio, the news of Andromeda has warmed up Microsoft's mobile tech launch pad again.

Many have jumped at declaring that this is Microsoft's next move in nixing the Windows Phone products completely.

In general, we recommend readers still on Windows Phone form an orderly queue to their local phone shop and make the jump before they get pushed. Instead of Windows Phone, Microsoft will now focus on Android and iOS apps.

Video: No new features, phones for Windows 10 Mobile. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.

Microsoft past year had announced that it will no longer provide any support for the existing Windows Phones in terms of software updates that contain any new features. Microsoft's last and latest mobile operating system Windows 10 Mobile is still kicking, but the platform is already in maintenance mode, and the extended support for the operating system will come to an end in mid-2019. As to where Microsoft could take its mobile initiative next is not known to anyone, though the software giant is rumoured to have the new foldable mobile-type device in development.

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