Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jul 2017 13:36 UTC, submitted by nej_simon

If you're still rocking a handset running Windows Phone 8.1, it is important to note that mainstream support for the operating system is ending tomorrow, as Microsoft previously announced. Prior to the availability of Windows 10 Mobile for select handsets, the last major update to Windows Phone 8.1 was Lumia Denim, which started rolling out way back in December 2014.

A select number of handsets can get Windows 10 Mobile, but the vast majority of users (about 80%) are running Windows Phone 8.1.

So, headlines that state Windows Phone died yesterday are clickbait - but only because Windows Phone died years ago.

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Oh and at work my table is full of iPhones as I write apps to them. In fact it is very refreshing to use Windows Phone platform in contrast to iOS.

I really enjoyed using UWP, specially the mix of .NET Native and C++/CX, but it was the multiple reboots (WP7, WP8, WP8.1 Universal Apps, UWP) that killed any willingness to keep targeting the platform.

Eventually people get fed up to re-write their apps to the same OS, specially if the market share is measured in a single digit.

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