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

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

Now, per The Verge, Microsoft has pulled out a stake and driven it right through the Windows Phone's lifeless heart by announcing it is ending support for mobile push notifications.

Microsoft says that notifications will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, and "newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported".

Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates.

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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.

Microsoft says that they reason for the decision to end push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 is due to the fact that they had reached their end of support dates and they will be discontinued over time.

The original version of Windows 10 Mobile, 1511, has also been unsupported since January.

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Are you still using a Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 device? Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications.

Microsoft completed its $7.2bn acquisition of Nokia in April 2014 shortly after appointing Satya Nadella as CEO. As to where Microsoft could take its mobile initiative next is not known to anyone, though the software giant is rumoured to have the new foldable mobile-type device in development.

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