Push notification support for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 has ended

Microsoft Ends Support for Push Notifications on Windows Phone 7.5 8.0

Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services

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.

Microsoft says that notifications will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, and "newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported". Those still using Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will likely want to switch to something newer.

Not that it comes with any surprise, but Microsoft has announced that they are dropping support for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. That means the live tiles won't be updated anymore, which would technically change the meaning of the word "live". To recollect, "Find my phone" is a feature that let users locate their lost phone.

In general, we recommend readers still on Windows Phone form an orderly queue to their local phone shop and make the jump before they get pushed. Just like ending support for versions of their PC operating systems (ie, Windows XP, Vista, etc), everything eventually reaches a point where it is pointless to support it any further.

Microsoft will end push notification services to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 on Tuesday, another sign that the firm's smartphone business is winding down. It truly marks the end of the Windows Phone chapter. It is reported that the two Microsoft Windows Phone versions have now reached their end of support dates. 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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