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Microsoft has has officially given up on Windows Phone. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, in a series of tweets, has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.

While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users.

“Of course we’ll continue to support the platform… bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/[hardware] aren’t the focus,” he wrote over the weekend.

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One of the big reasons Microsoft is giving up on Windows Phone is because developers never backed the platform. Microsoft had many problems with its Windows Phone app store, and the inability to retain apps once they were developed.

“We have tried VERY HARD to [incentivise] app devs. Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest,” Belfiore wrote.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has been dead for more than a year, but the company has never officially admitted it before. CEO Satya Nadella , during Microsoft’s recent Build and Inspire conferences, dropped the company’s mantra of “mobile-first, cloud-first” in favor of a focus on what he describes as the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.

Belfiore also admitted to switching from Windows Phone to a rival mobile platform. Bill Gates recently did the same thing, choosing Android over the iPhone.

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Nokia 7 launched in China

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BEIJING — HMD Global, has launched Nokia 7, the mid-range smartphone in China, the first Android device from the brand which promises flagship-like features at almost half the price of the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 7 comes with 7000 series aluminium build and sports Corning Gorilla Glass at the back. The company says that the handset’s back uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting, and comes with rounded corners.

The all-new Nokia 7 has been launched first in China and will be going on sale starting Tuesday but there’s no word on the availability of the Nokia 7 outside China as of now.

The Nokia 7 comes in two variants: 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,499 and 6GB RAM at CNY 2,699.  Both the variants have 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording. There’s 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB (via microSD card).

The Nokia 7 features 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D display with screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.

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The smartphone features the new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 1.8GHz and packs 3000mAh non-removable battery.

It runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with timely software update promise from the company. HMD Global has also confirmed that the Nokia 7 is Android Oreo-ready.

The Nokia 7 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual tone flash. At the front, there’s 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The phone comes with USB Type-C port and also supports NFC connectivity options. At the back, the handset sports fingerprint scanner.

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