Microsoft to stop push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

"On February 20, 2018, Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0".

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Windows Phone 8.1 will work as usual "at this time", and the current Windows 10 Mobile is still fully supported. Microsoft first released devices with Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

As you know that Microsoft Corporation is working on its revolutionary foldable design device, surface phone aka Andromeda.

However, Microsoft has said that Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus, and users shouldn't expect new features or hardware. To recollect, "Find my phone" is a feature that let users locate their lost phone.

The senior editor of Windows Central, Zac Bowden tweeted that the final mobile device will arrive "sooner than soon" or " ahead of schedule".

"Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications".

Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 in July previous year but for now notification services will continue to work for it, as well as for phones on Windows 10 Mobile. Although bug fixes related to security would still be offered for some more time. The company looked an bad lot as though it was transitioning to porting its own apps for the competition, iOS and Android, though Belfiore said current owners of its line could expect continued updates. However, for users of smartphones running legacy Windows Phone operating systems, Microsoft is making it harder to remain stuck in the past.

  • Joe Gonzales