As of today, February 20, the company will be switching off mobile push notification services for the two old versions of Windows Phone, which are no longer supported.
Microsoft says that they reason for the decision to end push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 is due to the fact that they had reached their end of support dates and they will be discontinued over time.
Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates.
Microsoft says that Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users will not be affected by this change, as push notifications for those platforms will remain on for the time being.
Microsoft has just taken a step to test those promises, as they informed users that Push Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will be turned off tomorrow, the 20/2/2018.
As you know that Microsoft Corporation is working on its revolutionary foldable design device, surface phone aka Andromeda. The blog post further mentioned that all Windows 7.5 and Windows 8.0 device users will no longer able to use the "Find my phone" feature on their handsets. The news comes from Microsoft's Answers forum (via Windows Central).
According to the announcement, the company has spared the device running Windows 8.1 and 10 mobile. Although bug fixes related to security would still be offered for some more time. Instead of Windows Phone, Microsoft will now focus on Android and iOS apps.
It's no secret by now that Microsoft's smartphone ambitions are basically over, with its current Windows 10 Mobile operating system barely on life support.