Microsoft Kills Off Windows 8 App Updates Earlier than Anticipated

Microsoft has quietly updated an older announcement to state that Windows 8 devices would no longer be provided with app updates through the Microsoft Store after July 1 this year.

The company initially planned to stop rolling out app updates to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on July 1, 2023, according to the original schedule.

“You’ll still be able to publish updates to all apps (including those with Windows 8 and 8.1 packages). However, these updates will only be made available to Windows 10 devices,” the company told developers in its announcement.

But as reported on Twitter by @nawzil10, the deadline was quietly moved to July 1, 2019. “Microsoft will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x or earlier devices, and Windows 8,” the message now reads.

What’s important to know is that this updated schedule only concerns Windows 8, and not Windows 8.1. According to Microsoft’s announcement,… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.