Microsoft is Killing Off Push Notification on Older Windows Phones

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

From February 20, Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will also not be receiving additional live tile updating and the find my phone feature will be switched off.

Your phone will no longer receive notifications.

Previous year in July, Microsoft ended all support to Windows Phone 8.1 and millions of devices running on this operating system.

Microsoft announced that starting tomorrow, February 20, smartphone users running Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer have access to push notifications. It's been a while since Windows Phone 8.0 received any security updates as the company has ended all support for the operating system.

Microsoft's mobility strategy now appears to revolve around Windows 10 laptops powered by Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon chipset, sold through telcos and bundled with mobile data services.

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

Notification services would continue to work on Windows Phone 8.1 "at this time", Microsoft added, while all functionality will continue to be regular for Windows 10 Mobile.

Phones running the OS will still function, but as developers never really took to the platform and apps are therefore scarce, it's hard to imagine too many users will cling to the devices.

Microsoft completed its $7.2bn acquisition of Nokia in April 2014 shortly after appointing Satya Nadella as CEO.

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