Windows Phone can be chalked up as yet another failure for Microsoft. Consumers hated it, and as a result, developers avoided it. It joins other disastrous Microsoft projects like Windows RT, Kin, and Zune in the graveyard.
If you are still clinging to a device running Windows Phone 7.5 or 8.0, I feel sorry for you. Your phone is already terrible, but on February 20, it will get even worse. You see, Microsoft is killing push notification services.
Unfortunately, on the aforementioned date, your phone will no longer receive notifications -- a huge inconvenience. This also means those silly live tiles -- that consumers largely rejected -- will stop getting updates. These tiles will instead just act as icons.
Hilariously, this also means that "Find my phone" will stop functioning. I find this funny, as let’s be honest -- losing your Windows Phone at this point is a blessing! Who the hell would actually want to find it?
According to Microsoft, the company will continue to support notifications on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile -- for now. The writing is on the wall, however, as those operating systems have one foot in the grave. If you haven’t already, you should begin planning a switch to iPhone or Android in the not-so-distant future.