Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Microsoft seems to have ended early support for Windows Phone 8.1 Store

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Earlier, Microsoft has announced that the company will continue to provide application store download and update service support for WP8.1 users until July 1, 2019.

Devices running the WP8.1 system have long since been abandoned by Microsoft because these users cannot upgrade after the release of Windows 10 Mobile.

Of course, Microsoft has now abandoned Windows 10 Mobile to abandon users, but at least the version can still continue to use the app store.

Unfortunately, WP8.1 has been unable to download an update:

In the past few weeks, many users have found that the application cannot be downloaded and updated normally. The WP 8.1 app store can be accessed but turned into a display.

At the same time, users have been feedback to Microsoft in the past few weeks but have not responded, and the Windows 10 Mobile App Store can continue to download updates.

That is to say, no matter whether it is a problem that causes users to download Microsoft, they are indifferent. After all, the company has always liked to abandon users and abandon the system.

Developers have also found this situation:

Although few developers are willing to continue to develop applications for WP8.1, there are still relatively conscience developers who continue to update the new version.

Some developers have also found that after the new version is submitted, although it has passed Microsoft’s review, only a few users have used the new version after a few weeks.

Obviously, most users are unable to download and update properly, so the willingness to cause this problem is naturally Microsoft server or related configuration errors.

As for whether it is intentional or unexpected, it is still unknown, but it is certain that Microsoft has no interest in the users of WP8.1.

Via: mspoweruser