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The Windows Phone 8.1 store shuts down in December

The Windows Phone 8.1 Store is officially shutting down on December 16, 2019 according to an updated Microsoft support document (via Softpedia). Following the shutdown, users will not be able to download any new apps to their devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Some Lumia devices can upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, but Windows 10 Mobile is already out of support in some cases and will be out of support by the end of 2019.

The fact that Windows Phone 8.1 is dead is not news. The operating system is now almost two years out of support. Additionally, developers stopped being able to ship updates to apps on the operating system earlier this year. What is new information is that the Windows Phone 8.1 Store is being shut down. In addition to not being able to download new apps, users will not be able to reinstall apps. Users may also experience degradation of app functionality after December 16, 2019…

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