Microsoft to stop push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

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

Not that it comes with any surprise, but Microsoft has announced that they are dropping support for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.

Microsoft will no longer push out updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8 phones starting today, confirmed the company via an official blog post. 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. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will no longer receive notifications.

If your phone is stuck on Windows Phone 8 and you have one of the few devices that was never offered an upgrade to 8.1, there used to be a workaround called Preview for Developers to get the update. Therefore, if you do have phones with either of the two loaded, your notifications will cease to exist. To recollect, "Find my phone" is a feature that let users locate their lost phone.

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

The windows phones are fading from the market and have been out of the picture since Microsoft made a decision to stop supporting the platform which is demand and focus on other ventures.Although it doesn't make any difference ending the push notification feature. This basically means that the surface phone presentation could take place officially even before the rumored dates that are 'towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019'. Instead of Windows Phone, Microsoft will now focus on Android and iOS apps.

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