Microsoft takes another whack at killing off Windows Phone 8.x

The new image editing UI image via Windows Observer

The new image editing UI image via Windows Observer

Crucially, while updates will no longer be distributed to older devices after the above dates, developers for these apps can still publish updates.

Removed the hamburger menu - The hamburger menu has been removed and the "New Contact", "Filter contacts" and "Settings" items have been moved to the upper right.

Windows 10 Mobile will live on for a bit longer, and Windows Phone 8.x developers are urged to take a look at the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) as a means to send their apps out into the wonderful world of Windows 10. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Spotted by Windows Observer, Microsoft recently released a new version of the Windows 10 Photos app, complete with a new image editing UI.

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Now Playing: Watch this: RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft admits Windows 10 Mobile. However, there's now an end date for these, too: from July 1, 2023, Microsoft will cease to distribute any updates for Windows 8.1 Store applications. This is no surprise, since that's after Windows 8.1 support ends.

None of today's news is particularly surprising or exciting.

Microsoft is planning on bringing its popular Sticky Notes Windows app to iOS and Android. That unwelcoming atmosphere was extended to Windows Phone 8, which was actually less problematic, forever cursing that "8" generation.

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