Windows Phone is dead. And, at least for the foreseeable future, it isn’t coming back.
Microsoft pulled support for push notifications, and even Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates gave up his Windows phone in favor of an Android device.
Once upon a time, Windows-based phones vied with BlackBerry, Palm and Nokia’s platforms to dominate the nascent smartphone world. But in the years following the 2007 introduction of Apple’s iPhone, Microsoft struggled to gain the users and top apps it needed to survive — despite reinventing its software and devices multiple times, and even buying Nokia’s phone business to design its Lumia devices.