Microsoft may end support for the Windows Phone 8 operating system in 2014, according to the Microsoft's Product Lifecycle page.
The company's official Product Lifecycle page states that Window Phone 8 OS support cycle will end in July 2014 which means, devices running Windows Phone 8 will no longer get updates including security update after the end date cap next year.
The page also states that the tech giant will end supporting its previous mobile OS Windows Phone 7.8 in September 2014.
"Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System on your phone, including security updates, for a period of 18 months after the lifecycle start date. Distribution of the updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities," the Product Lifecycle page reads.
On the other hand, it is widely rumored that Microsoft is working on its next major update to the Windows 8 operating system; codenames Blue. This update is expected to refresh Windows products including desktops, tablets and smartphone as well as the company's various online services.
Recently, Nokia officially confirmed via its Russian Twitter account that, Microsoft had stopped update for its older Windows-running handsets including the Lumia line up.
"Microsoft decided to temporarily suspend distribution updates WP7.8 for finalization," the tweet said.
However, last week Microsoft has resumed the update for Windows Phone 7.8 OS. The latest update comes with several major improvements including; resizable Live Tiles, more Accent colors of up to 20 and many more.
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