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Microsoft discontinues support for Windows Mobile

Users of Windows Mobile operating system based devices will no longer be able to get access to applications from the Microsoft application store.

Microsoft has announced that going forth the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system based devices will face some new restrictions as far as access to applications is concerned. The changes in the policy have been made in order to simplify process for the users.

The changed policy spells trouble for the users of older version of Windows Mobile operating system as they will no longer be able to get access to applications form the Microsoft application store going forward. So, such users have to update their operating system to Windows Phone operating system.

Microsoft claims that, in order to enable and improve security aspect of the marketplace this is crucial that users upgrade their operating system.

Users with older device can continue using the applications already installed on their devices and the devices itself for as long as they want but if future they will not get access to applications through Microsoft, but yes as with other devices, third party stores are expected to support these devices in the future as well.

At present users using Zune application for their devices can install applications on their Windows mobile smartphones. However, in order to further streamline the usage, app support form Zune has also been removed.

Microsoft had come out with Windows Phone 7 in 2010 for its smartphones to replace its older Windows Mobile operating system. The company has recently also revealed its all new Windows 8 operating system which will be released soon and is expected to be all-in-one operating system for PCs, tablets and smartphones.

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