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Microsoft will end support for Windows Phone 8 in July 2014, no successor announced yet

Windows Phone 8 loses support just over a year from now, Microsoft has yet to name successor

Charles Gantt | Mar 18, 2013 at 8:31 am CDT (0 mins, 45 secs time to read)

After less than a year of being on the market, we now know the end of life timeline for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has just unveiled the support cycle date for its current mobile operating systems. Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 are both set to expire in 2014.

Microsoft will end support for Windows Phone 8 in July 2014, no successor announced yet |

Microsoft has unveiled its plan to end support for Windows Phone 8 in July of 2014, and Windows Phone 7.8 will see its support end later that year in September. This puts both products on an 18 month life-cycle from the time they started appearing on devices.

Microsoft has made no promise of updates to the next version of Windows Phone for existing hardware either which has sparked some backlash towards the Redmond based company. While no official successor has been announced, a safe bet would be that a mobile version of Windows Blue will replace Windows Phone 8 and we could see an official release by this coming holiday season.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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