Microsoft will stop accepting new Windows 8 applications after October 31

Published on: Aug 21, 2018 16:35 IST
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Microsoft will stop accepting new Windows 8 applications after October 31

Microsoft has declared it would quit accepting new applications for Windows 8 from October 31 trying to divert the focus point of application developers towards Windows 10. Microsoft would quit conveying Windows 8-based telephone and gadget application refreshes from July 2019 and 2023 separately, Microsoft Store Team wrote in a blog entry on Monday. "After these dates, we will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier and Windows 8 or 8.1 devices; at that time, updates will only be made available to customers using Windows 10 devices," the post stated.

Despite the fact that the tech giant would put a stop to accepting new application entries for Windows 8, the organization asserted this would not influence existing applications in light of the prior Windows form. "We encourage you to explore how you can port your existing app to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) where you can create a single Windows 10 app package that your customers can install onto all device families," the post included.

A year ago, Microsoft had conceded that it had blocked Windows 7 and 8 reports on Intel's seventh era Core i3, i5, Qualcomm's 8996 and different processors to "drive" clients to move up to Windows 10.Neither one of the platforms is precisely in the greater part. Windows 8.x had under 7 percent dynamic use share in July, as indicated by NetMarketShare, while Windows Phone 8.x was for all intents and purposes non-existent at 0.04 percent. This feasible won't influence an extensive swath of designers, particularly those that were never inspired by submitting applications to the Microsoft Store in any case.

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