The Microsoft admin’s brave, new post-Windows Phone world

May 24, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

As the industry was focused last week on Google’s I/O developer conference and the specter of its Google Home voice assistant monitoring everything you say, Microsoft quietly dropped a bomb about the future of Windows smartphones: They don’t have one.

Microsoft sensibly sold off its overseas low-end phone business, which it acquired from Nokia a few years ago — those old-school Nokia phones have no relationship to Wndows Mobile or anything else Microsoft does. But it also essentially killed off its Windows phones, moving its own Lumia smartphones and third-party smartphones running Windows Mobile into “support” status. Translation: “discontinued.”

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