Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin

Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin
For many, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore was the face of Windows Phone. He made important contributions to the development of the platform, having a hand in the creation of the Metro UI, Live Tiles and Cortana. That is why he created an uproar by using an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers during a 9-month leave of absence from Microsoft. Belfiore used the time to travel around the world.

Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the reason for switching. Not only did he confirm that Windows Phone is dead, he also noted that Microsoft paid developers money to build popular apps for the platform. However, those apps were never released because the number of users was so low.

Belfiore, wielding the hammer that pounds the last nails into the coffin, said that Microsoft will continue to support all mobile platforms, but Windows 10 Mobile is no longer the software giant's focus when it comes to smartphones.

source: @joebelfiore


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