After Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, clarified in his book “Hit Refresh” that there wasn’t any need of third Mobile OS, it was clear that Microsoft has no more plans for any sort of Mobile device, even the long-rumored Surface Phone. This was further confirmed by Joe Belfiore who replied back to some of the tweets from some of the left Windows 10 Mobile fans looking for clarity.
While one might assume Microsoft’s treatment of Windows Mobile to be a strong indicator of where the product stands in terms of priorities, others still have required something stronger and more explicitly from an official source, not settling for innuendo and implication. Today, former face of Windows Mobile and budding hair model Joe Belfiore took to Twitter today to answer the questions of a few mobile fans.
Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus.
He also shared a bit what Microsoft tried when it comes to Windows 10 Mobile Platform. He said the obvious fact again that the team did try
We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.
These are all obvious facts, doesn’t matter what happened, I would blame everything to the slow effort from Microsoft. Right from the missing copy paste in their first version to the missing basic mobile features, incorrect price points, and the missing apps.
While the world doesn’t need any third mobile OS, but when you take a look around you, there are multiple versions of same things right from a hotel to a restaurant to a burger joint. They all compete, and even though few of them actually rise, they still put a lot of effort. That was simply missing.