Oct 9, 2017
Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile
The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "Focus". Windows 10 Mobile tried to attract users by letting them run the same "Universal apps" on both their PCs and handsets, but the concept failed to catch on. "There wasn't a wide range of devices running Windows 10 Mobile, so it wasn't attractive to retailers or operators," said IDC's Francisco Jeronimo. The announcement comes a week after HP had said it no longer planned to release further Windows 10 Mobile handsets, and a fortnight after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates disclosed that he had already made the switch to Android. Some manufacturers - including the UK's Wileyfox and Germany's TrekStor - had unveiled new models powered by Windows 10 Mobile as recently as last month.
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