Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

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If you own a Windows 7.5 or 8.0 phone, then it looks like its time for you to get a new phone because as of February 20, Microsoft will be ending support for push notification for the mentioned Windows phones.

As Microsoft previously announced, Windows Phone platform - no longer receive any upgrades.

Microsoft's all-but-euthanized Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0. As MakeUseOf noted, there's a clear message: Any remaining owners of the affected phones "really need to consider your life choices", and more features are likely to be vanish into thin air as Microsoft winds down whatever remaining resources are supporting phones released as far back as the start of the decade. Windows Phone 8.0 platform was the company's attempt to wrest a piece of the mobile pie away from rivals; iOS and Android. In 2013 Microsoft bought Nokia for US$7.2bn/€5.44bn, hoping that it could drive the market for handsets running its mobile OS and use the company's patent portfolio to both protect itself and stymie rivals.

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The company said notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, and new phones running Windows 10 Mobile are fully supported. Even corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore said that he had switched to Android.

Windows says services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time.

Without notifications Windows Phone's "Find your phone" feature won't work and Live Tiles won't update. "But building new features aren't the focus".