Windows Phone 8’s, Windows 8’s days are numbered, literally

Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone

But the tech giant Microsoft understands that it is time to evolve, and so has now announced that it will stop distributing new apps dedicated to Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x already on October 31, 2018. With that death sentence, Microsoft has been slowly leading Windows Phone to its demise.

If you're still on an older version of Windows, Microsoft has been very clear that it wants you to move on.

Now Playing: Watch this: RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft admits Windows 10 Mobile. Support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 and support for Windows 8.1 ends in 2023. It's no surprise, given that Windows Phone 8.1 hasn't been supported in over a year. The deadline for Windows Phone 8 is sooner: updates for those apps will end on July 1, 2019. The deadline for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 comes much later on July 1, 2023. This may be problematic for mobile device owners since not all Windows 8 and 8.1 devices were deemed worthy of an upgrade by Redmond.

It is of note that Microsoft need not limit UWP File Explorer to those devices, Indeed Microsoft has done a lot of work in building the Settings app as a replacement for Control Panel, and Microsoft Edge for Internet Explorer. The mobile app will automatically sync notes with the desktop version of the app. If it does, power users should not fret.it will likely be a slow rollout as features make the jump before Microsoft eventually phases out the legacy Explorer app.

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And when Michelle, 38, got to see Aretha perform at the White House in 2015, she treated the session like a class and took notes. Other stars, including Elton John, John Legend, and Bette Midler, also took to Twitter to remember the Queen of Soul.

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The 32-year-old is quoted by talkSPORT as saying: "I'm looking very forward to seeing Tyson fight, to see what he's going to do". Fury, a 12-round matchup for Wilder's WBC Heavyweight World Championship, will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV.

Windows 8.x users won't be able to get new apps for their devices starting four and a half year before extended support runs out.

Developers can still publish updates to all existing apps in the store, including those with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier packages.

Now You: What is your take on this development? Updates for apps will still be accepted.

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