Windows 10 Mobile has been in troubled waters for quite some time.
Belfiore posted on his Twitter account that the "Building new features'and new 'hw aren't the focus" where hw denotes to hardware. Earlier we told you how HP the only big OEM which was making Windows 10 Mobile powered device backed out and now Microsoft has officially accepted it's failure.
A major shortfall in the life of Windows Mobile has been the lack of apps which compelled users to move away.
The tech giant's corporate vice president in the operating systems group Joe Belfiore revealed in a series of tweets that Microsoft would not plan on new features or platform for the Windows 10 Mobile altogether; rather, the company is shifting its focus on bug fixes for current users, The Verge reported. He even told he himself has switched to Android as the apps he wants to use are not available or not good on the Windows platform.
"We'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc".
He tweeted " We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. In fact, according to the recent sales figures Windows accounts for a paltry 1.3 percent of the market share in the USA as opposed to the staggering 64 percent for Android and a respectable 34 percent for the iOS.
Microsoft even paid for app development and wrote apps, but the volume of users on Windows 10 Mobile was too low for companies to invest in it. The Windows OS run mobile phones came into being way before Apple and Google unveiled their operating systems.
With this, the company inadvertently puts forth the fact that they will soon be pulling the plug from the Windows 10 Mobile.