Microsoft ends notifications for Win-Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Microsoft Ends Support for Push Notifications on Windows Phone 7.5 8.0

Once the support ends, device running on these versions of the Windows operating systems would no longer receive notifications and additional live tile updates as well as the "Find my phone" feature would no longer locate a users smartphone.

Just 15 months later the company wrote off $7.6bn as it became apparent that it could not kickstart a market for Windows Phone handsets, even when sold at bargain prices.

Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates. Nokia did go all-in on Windows Phone, but did so as it entered what turned out to be terminal decline.

Microsoft still promises that phones with Windows Phone 8.1 have push notification support and Windows 10 Mobile are fully supported so if you are a diehard Windows Phone fan, you now have two options.

Microsoft has announced that it is ending the push notification service on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 starting February 20th, 2018. The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central). The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.

One of the key problems for Microsoft was attracting app developers to its mobile platform, which in turn didn't provide enough incentives for device makers to build hardware for it either.

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