Microsoft Prepares For Windows Phone Farewell
Microsoft has hammered one more nail into Windows Phone’s coffin, announcing that Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer receive notifications.
As of today, February 20, the company will be switching off mobile push notification services for the two old versions of Windows Phone, which are no longer supported.
Along with no more notifications, the affected Windows Phone versions will no longer receive live tile updates, and the ‘Find my phone’ won’t be able to locate a lost phone.
“Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time,” Microsoft said on its user forum.
Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 in July last year but for now notification services will continue to work for it, as well as for phones on Windows 10 Mobile.