Microsoft to end push notifications for Windows 7.5, 8.0 Phones

Delia Watkins
February 21, 2018

Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software by February 20th.

If you're still rocking a handset running Windows Phone 7.5 or 8.0, it is important to note that Microsoft is blocking push notification support tomorrow.

Microsoft has spared device running Windows 8.1 and 10 mobile.

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Are you still using a Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 device? The decision which let to this step is that in recent times, the number of Windows Phone users have switched to Android and iOS and it doesn't send a good message to the remaining Windows phone users.

Microsoft past year had announced that it will no longer provide any support for the existing Windows Phones in terms of software updates that contain any new features.

Microsoft announced in October that Windows 10 Mobile would no longer receive new feature updates. 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'. So although the branding and appearance of Windows Phone may go away (Windows Phone OS itself is definitely dead), Microsoft still plans on trying their luck with the smartphone market. Joe writes, "Of course we'll continue to support the platform.bug fixes, security updates, etc". The new Surface Phone hints at features like a folding screen and a more familiar UI to help it properly blend in with the Surface family of devices.

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