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Devs can stop making apps for Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS now

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David Reilly
May 23, 2016 12:00
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While global smartphone sales grew by nearly 4 percent in the first quarter of this year, Windows Phone s market share dipped from 2.5 percent in Q1 2015 to 0.7 percent in Q1 2016.

The company said last October that it had no plans to schedule releases of new SDKs and APIs for its OS, and its minuscule market share has likely caused developers including Facebook and WhatsApp to drop support for the platform in recent times.

CEO John Chen said last month that the company is working on two affordable Android-based phones.

However, it ll face an uphill battle trying to carve a niche for itself in the wildly competitive smartphone market.

For now, if you re looking to develop for mobile platforms, you d do well to build software for Android and iOS, and consider the pros and cons of getting in early on Windows 10 Mobile.

Via The Verge

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