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Microsoft ends push notifications support for Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0

Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 users will also not be able to use “Find my phone” feature.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Feb 21 2018, 11:57 IST
Push notifications are still active for Windows Phone 8.1 and 10
Push notifications are still active for Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 (Reuters)
Push notifications are still active for Windows Phone 8.1 and 10
Push notifications are still active for Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 (Reuters)

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it is ending support for all push notifications for all devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.

"Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time," the company wrote in a blog late Monday.

Once the support ends, device running on these versions of the Windows operating systems would no longer receive notifications and additional live tile updates as well as the "Find my phone" feature would no longer locate a users smartphone.

Microsoft has spared device running Windows 8.1 and 10 mobile. Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 will continue receiving push notifications until the company ends support.

"Notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1 at this time and newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile are still fully supported," the company added.

Last year in July, Microsoft ended all support to Windows Phone 8.1 and millions of devices running on this operating system.

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First Published Date: 20 Feb, 12:12 IST
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