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Windows Phone 8’s, Windows 8’s days are numbered, literally

Windows Phone 8’s, Windows 8’s days are numbered, literally

However, along with the major update to the Windows 10 app, or soon afterward, Microsoft will launch Sticky Notes for Android and iOS.

But the tech giant Microsoft understands that it is time to evolve, and so has now announced that it will stop distributing new apps dedicated to Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x already on October 31, 2018. Spotted by Windows Observer, Microsoft recently released a new version of the Windows 10 Photos app, complete with a new image editing UI. While Microsoft has done some work on the Windows File Explorer, it's still not as suitable for touch as a pure UWP offering would be.

It was not as disastrous as the Windows ME or Windows Vista (though some might argue that it was) but Windows 8 and even Windows 8.1 were met with far more resistance than Microsoft was expecting.

Windows 8.1 dropped out of mainstream support earlier this year, entering the five-year extended support period in which it receives only security fixes.

Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad'
The charges Manafort faces are unrelated to his work for Trump's campaign. "We're very happy to hear the president supports Mr. Manafort was in President Donald Trump's inner circle and served briefly as the head of his campaign in 2016.

July 1, 2023 - Microsoft stops the distribution of app updates to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 devices. This may be problematic for mobile device owners since not all Windows 8 and 8.1 devices were deemed worthy of an upgrade by Redmond.

A few years later, on July 1, 2023, it will be time for Windows 8.x to fail to see app updates coming. Windows 7 did not include an application system or a Store that users could download apps from. Then again, both operating systems no longer have much users these days after all. However, Microsoft will make these available to Windows 10 devices. Updates for apps will still be accepted.

Developers can still publish updates to all existing apps in the store, including those with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier packages.


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