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

20 February, 2018, 20:42 | Author: Janis Wilson
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5

Once the company halts push notifications, live tiles and the Find My Phone feature will not work. Means, the notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, as well as newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft a year ago 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.

Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 haven't been supported in some time, so it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is shutting down push notifications for the platforms. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.

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The "Find my phone" feature will no longer locate your phone.

In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers, and its market share plummeted from 0.8 per cent to 0.1 per cent by 2017.

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. With the end of support for the older versions and lack of focus for the newer versions, it looks like Windows Mobile users will have to look elsewhere for a mobile phone soon. Although bug fixes related to security would still be offered for some more time. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, the company's corporate vice president in the operating system group system clearly confirmed that no Windows Phone will be upgraded with new features.

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