Missing: Windows Phone at Build 2016

There was no announcement about a new phone at Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference. So, have they given up making phones? Attendees say, they saw a lot of Android and iPhones, but almost no one walking around with a Windows Phone… What will the future of Windows Phone be?


Microsoft may have wooed us with its ambitious vision of the future at this year’s Build conference, but there has been one notable absence throughout the entire event: Windows Phone. Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, did say that Microsoft’s focus was not on Windows Phone this year, but he also pointed out in an interview with The Verge that it is not the end of Windows Phone.

“If you wanted to reach a lot of phone customers, Windows Phone isn’t the way to do it,” Myerson said, but added that in the future Microsoft would do some “cool things with phones”. In spite of this pundits have pointed out that the complete snub of Windows Phone does seem a little excessive.

When it was announced that Microsoft was making Xamarin free in Visual Studio – Xamarin is a platform provider for mobile app development – the speaker mentioned iOS and Android, and though this was a Microsoft event, there was no mention of…

Read the entire article from SiliconAngle here: Missing: Windows Phone at Build 2016


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