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Microsoft to stop push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

21 February, 2018, 07:21 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services

That means the live tiles won't be updated anymore, which would technically change the meaning of the word "live".

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 was first released in 2011, while Windows Phone 8.0 was released on October 29, 2012.

Many have jumped at declaring that this is Microsoft's next move in nixing the Windows Phone products completely.


Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 haven't been supported in some time, so it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is shutting down push notifications for the platforms.

In general, we recommend readers still on Windows Phone form an orderly queue to their local phone shop and make the jump before they get pushed.

The company hasn't let go of mobile entirely, focusing on new categories of devices, such as Windows 10 on Arm for always-connected LTE laptops, while it has been developing iOS and Android apps to enhance the experience of using a smartphone with a Windows 10 PC. Just like ending support for versions of their PC operating systems (ie, Windows XP, Vista, etc), everything eventually reaches a point where it is pointless to support it any further. The service has already been terminated, and the company has given no time to users for adapting to it or shifting to a newer platform.

Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 10 remain supported and safe for now until they too reach their time in the future. The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central).

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