Microsoft: WP8 Support Ends on July 2014

  • 18-month support cycle
  • Windows Phone 7.8 to go next
  • No official replacement OS yet

Microsoft announced yesterday that support for their Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system will end by July 2014 while support for Windows Phone 7.8 will end by September 2014.

  • 18-month support cycle
  • Windows Phone 7.8 to go next
  • No official replacement OS yet

Microsoft announced yesterday that support for their Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system will end by July 2014 while support for Windows Phone 7.8 will end by September 2014.

This announcement comes in line with the company’s policy of an 18-month support cycle for mobile software releases. The dates for the two OS were derived from the life-cycle their corresponding life-cycle start dates – December 14 and February 2 for WP8 and WP7.8 respectively.

Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed an upgrade path for current Windows Phone handsets. The only information that’s available for the public comes from rumours and mostly speculations specifically when it comes to Windows Blue and other rumoured updates.

The good thing about this announcement is that Microsoft is now trying to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the plans they have for their products by publicly announcing a specific time on when it will end support for specific services.

However, being transparent is a good thing, a lot of people, specifically developers would have preferred if the company from Redmond would also give specifics on future upgrades just before they announce to end support for the operating system that’s powering the devices they’re currently selling.

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