If you are a fan of Microsoft’s Windows phones, you are a member of a dwindling population. We all know that the smartphone market is dominated by Android and Apple. This means that smartphones running on the Windows platform are not as sought-after all over the world. Note that this does not mean that there are no Windows lovers. However, by 2021 there might be no more new Windows phones.
According to a press release by the International Data Corporation, Windows Phone sales worldwide have experienced a decline. This is because many Original Equipment Makers (OEMs) have stopped producing phones for the platform. This phenomenon, according to IDC, will lead to a drop to 0.0 percent of the market share by 2021. What this means is that by the year 2021, there will be only 800,000 Windows phones worldwide.
Right now, it’s not clear if Microsoft is making efforts to reverse this decline. However, the Microsoft Store online still displays a few Windows Phones. Microsoft is reportedly working towards the release of a new device called the Surface Phone, but the company has not announced release date for it yet. In any case, all the signs point towards a complete wipe-out of the Windows Phone from the market by 2021. Windows lovers, prepare for the worst.