Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 from July 8, 2014 and September 9, 2014 respectively.
The move comes on Microsoft’s 18 month support cycle policy for mobile software releases, which means the company stops supports for previous mobile operating systems, in order to launch newer and better versions.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will indeed release an update for Windows Phone 8 and rumors suggest that Microsoft will release the update for Windows Phone this year, most probably during the holiday season, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Windows Phone 8 is the latest version of Windows Phone. Windows 7.8 was an update Microsoft offered to owners of Windows Phone 7, when Microsoft stopped support for Windows 7.
Microsoft ending support for it’s latest operating system is rather a good move by the company as it is of no use of providing support to operating systems which keep getting obsolete as new updates keep on arriving rapidly.