The Windows Phone might be dead, according to one Microsoft executive

Belfiore tweeted that Microsoft will still issue bug fixes and security updates to users of the platform, but that new features and hardware are no longer the "focus".

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"We'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc".

In another tweet, the Microsoft senior vice president said that the company had tried "very hard" to incentivize app development and foster the app economy on Windows 10.

Microsoft has finally admitted that it sees no future for Windows Phone, and has started the process of mothballing the troubled mobile operating system.

He also explained the reason why the company has chose to abandon the platform which doesn't really surprise us.

According to market research firm Kantar, Windows phones account for just 1.3 per cent of the market - from from 2.4 per cent past year - in the US.

One of the biggest problems that Windows Phone faced was the lack of support from third-party developers.

Critics have claimed that the apps available on Windows phones pale in comparison to their iOS and Android counterparts.

Microsoft hasn't said anything official on its plans for Windows Phone, but recent history would not make such an approach surprising.

Bill Gates, is no more perusing the Windows phone.

"If you're a business user., you live in Office".

He wrote: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform".

The company "gutted its phone business last year", the website says, which resulted in "thousands of job cuts". But because those devices were expensive and still constrained to the handful of apps in the Windows Store, they too failed to catch on.