We have a not so good news for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 users. Microsoft has announced that the company will stop the support for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 smartphones next year. The support for Windows Phone 8 will end in July 2014, and the support for Windows Phone 7.8 will end in September 2014.
This news is kind of disturbing but it is true. Microsoft has confirmed that it will stop the support for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8. The information has also been given on the official support page of Microsoft where the company has listed both these operating systems. The company said that Windows Phone 7.8 will be supported through September 9, 2014 whereas Windows Phone 8 will be supported through July 8, 2014.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 was the earlier version of mobile operating system whereas Microsoft Windows Phone 8 is the newer version offered by the company. Actually Windows Phone 7.8 was the option provided by Microsoft to former Windows Phone 7 owners who did not want to buy a new device. Microsoft Windows Phone 8 is the latest version of Windows Phone and offers a lot of unique features that make it one of the most popular mobile operating systems. Windows Phone 7.8 does a good job of trying to provide Windows Phone 7 users with the experience that is given by Windows Phone 8, but this has been possible only up to a limit.
So the final word is that Microsoft will stop support for both these latest operating systems by the second half of the year 2014. The company will definitely come up with something much more better and we know, change has always been an important part of the mobile industry. Lets wait and watch what Microsoft is up to.