Those phones were initially released to the public in 2011 and 2012, respectively. This is the final nail the company could put into the unsupported mobile platform's coffin. However, for users of smartphones running legacy Windows Phone operating systems, Microsoft is making it harder to remain stuck in the past. At least, technically: While all of its current features still work the same as they ever did, Microsoft announced in October that users can only expect security patches and minor improvements, not major new features or new hardware. 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'.
For those of you using newer Windows phones will not have to worry as it only affects the older phones. The company has today announced that Push Notifications support for these unsupported handsets will be turned off tomorrow.
The phone will no longer receive notifications. However, Windows 8.1 and 10 phones will still receive support but they will not be building new features for the platform because it is no longer their focus.More news: Iran's Zarif slams Netanyahu's 'cartoonish circus' drone stunt
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"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", writes the company on its community website, by way of justification for the move.
Microsoft will end push notification services to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 on Tuesday, another sign that the firm's smartphone business is winding down.