Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

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

While Microsoft phones with Windows OS were nearly out of the markets due to low engagement ratio, the news of Andromeda has warmed up Microsoft's mobile tech launch pad again. 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.

"On February 20, 2018, Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0".

It is noteworthy, Microsoft will continue to push out updates to Windows 8.1 and 10 devices. Just like ending support for versions of their PC operating systems (ie, Windows XP, Vista, etc), everything eventually reaches a point where it is pointless to support it any further. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will no longer receive notifications. Means, the notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, as well as newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile.

For those of you using newer Windows phones will not have to worry as it only affects the older phones. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.

As Microsoft previously announced, Windows Phone platform - no longer receive any upgrades. 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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