Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

For Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 users, the colored live tiles will no longer be updated and the find my phone feature will also stop working. Means, the notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, as well as newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile.

If you're still rocking a handset running Windows Phone 7.5 or 8.0, it is important to note that Microsoft is blocking push notification support tomorrow. However, for users of smartphones running legacy Windows Phone operating systems, Microsoft is making it harder to remain stuck in the past.

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Microsoft on Tuesday released an official statement in which the company noted that they are ending support for all push notifications for Windows 7.5 and Windows 8.0 devices, starting today. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued. Therefore, if you do have phones with either of the two loaded, your notifications will cease to exist. Let us know in the comments!

Many have jumped at declaring that this is Microsoft's next move in nixing the Windows Phone products completely. While Microsoft phones with Windows OS were nearly out of the markets due to low engagement ratio, the news of Andromeda has warmed up Microsoft's mobile tech launch pad again. So although the branding and appearance of Windows Phone may go away (Windows Phone OS itself is definitely dead), Microsoft still plans on trying their luck with the smartphone market. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, the company's corporate vice president in the operating system group system clearly confirmed that no Windows Phone will be upgraded with new features.

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