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

Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software by February 20th. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will never again receive notifications. They will likewise lose the useful live tile updates that showed information initially, and users will never again be able to locate devices with the “find my phone” feature. Those phones were at first released to public in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

It’s yet another nail in the coffin for Windows Phone. Microsoft declared in October that it would stop developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. Indeed, even before Microsoft admitted it, the mobile operating system had practically been dead for a year, as it demonstrated dismal market share numbers through 2016 and plummeted to a mere 0.1 percent of the market by Q1 of 2017, as per IDC.

The Microsoft declaration expressed, Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time.” Meanwhile, latest phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still completely supported, and Windows Phone 8.1 can still receive notifications.


Source: Shannon Liao | The Verge