1. K4m1k4z3_WP's Avatar
    Microsoft officially launched Windows 10 Mobile on 3/17/2016.

    As we are all aware, many older devices (Such as x2x, 1020, 1520) and some newer devices with <1GB RAM are not able to officially upgrade to this new operating system.

    Interestingly, since the launch I have not received a single app update on my Windows 8.1 device. Is it just a coincidence or does it mean Microsoft has killed off WP 8.1 just like that with the snap of a finger and devs have ended their support by the day? What's your opinion? Have you received any app update in the past week?
    03-26-2016 06:53 AM
  2. mjperry51's Avatar
    I got one yesterday. . .
    03-26-2016 07:00 AM
  3. Games Goblin's Avatar
    with the move to UWP by most devs still committed to Windows Phone / mobile, I do not expect feature updates on Windows Phone 8.1 in the future. Bug fixing updates may still come. I do not see the point in developing for two OSes at the same time.
    03-26-2016 12:16 PM
  4. frodrigues21's Avatar
    with the move to UWP by most devs still committed to Windows Phone / mobile, I do not expect feature updates on Windows Phone 8.1 in the future. Bug fixing updates may still come. I do not see the point in developing for two OSes at the same time.
    Exactly, updates from now on will be only to fix critical bugs affecting system/ms apps. Microsoft is now focused in W10M development and improving the users & developers experience!
    03-26-2016 01:09 PM
  5. K4m1k4z3_WP's Avatar
    I wasn't necessarily talking about feature/system updates from Microsoft but rather about app updates from app developers which seem to have suddenly halted (at least for me).
    03-26-2016 01:56 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I wasn't necessarily talking about feature/system updates from Microsoft but rather about app updates from app developers which seem to have suddenly halted (at least for me).
    I just got an update for my Wells Fargo app yesterday. CamScanner has updated twice in the last month.
    03-26-2016 04:53 PM
  7. frodrigues21's Avatar
    I wasn't necessarily talking about feature/system updates from Microsoft but rather about app updates from app developers which seem to have suddenly halted (at least for me).
    Windows Phone never had a strong support from companies, now that W10M is out, you should expect even less from them...
    03-26-2016 05:46 PM
  8. Christopher Kendalls's Avatar
    It will fade into obscurity. I give it another 5 years or so as our 8.1 device die. Expect a major shift this holiday season, when W 10 M devices sell for under $100. Before you know it WP 8.1 will be like Android Jellybean.
    03-28-2016 06:58 AM

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