The application store for Windows Phone 8.1 is closing

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Sleep sweetly, angel.

Some of you will now feel a strong prick in your heart, but this moment just had to come sometime. Support for Windows Phone 8.1 ended on July 11, 2017, and it was a matter of time when the application store for this platform would close. First, application developers lost the ability to share applications with them on July 1, 2019. Now the time has come for a final solution.

The Windows Phone 8.1 app store will close on December 16, 2019. This means that those using devices with this system will not only not be able to install new applications, but also reinstall those present on their smartphones. Some Lumia smartphone users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, but support will end definitively at the end of this year. Windows for smartphones is a dead system and the only solution is to change the platform.

On the Internet you can still read the voices of people who stubbornly bet on Windows Phone 8.1 and do not intend to give up. We do not expect many such people to be among Instalek readers, but … are any of you still using a smartphone with this system? If so … why?

Source: Microsoft