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

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


Although Windows 8.1 doesn't reach its end of life date until 10 January 2023, it's clear that Microsoft wants to make sure it can get away on time and has already, seemingly, made a decision to lock the doors, put the blinds down and cash up the tills. This is due to the fact that starting this November, Microsoft will no longer be accepting new apps for Windows 8.x or Windows Phone 8.x into the Microsoft Store.

The doom of Windows 8 Mobile is now being officialised.

We all know very well that the tech giant Microsoft has been clear about the need to upgrade its operating systems.

Microsoft past year announced that it would not release any new features for Windows 10 Mobile, and HP has also discontinued the Elite X3, one of two Windows 10 phones still for sale on Microsoft's website. According to, Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices account for a scarcely measurable 0.02 per cent of the mobile market.

On July 1, 2023, the same will happen to devices running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows 7 did not include an application system or a Store that users could download apps from.

Earlier this month, the software maker updated the app with a new feature that lets you mark the photos as favorite and these favorite photos come under the Favorites section that you can access from the Album tab. Extended support for the OS actually ends on January 10 of that year.

Updates to existing apps will continue to be supported until 1 July 2023. Even if Microsoft will not make Sticky Notes available to everyone on Android and iOS, it's nearly certain that the company will start testing them internally by the end of the year.

  • Terrell Bush