Flipboard drops support for its Windows phone app
Another big Windows phone app has called it quits.
Flipboard has dropped support for its Windows phone app, leaving another big name to disappear from the platform. The app is no longer available to download from the mobile Windows Store, and a Flipboard community support manager has confirmed it is no longer supported (thanks for the tip, Humzah!).
@Daniel_Rubino @ZacksJerryRig @bdsams @thurrott @TheRichWoods Flipboard the latest to pull support for Windows on mobile devices pic.twitter.com/pAHFo6Ge9S@Daniel_Rubino @ZacksJerryRig @bdsams @thurrott @TheRichWoods Flipboard the latest to pull support for Windows on mobile devices pic.twitter.com/pAHFo6Ge9S— Humzah Yazdani (@humzahyaz) August 29, 2017August 29, 2017
Given the current state of Microsoft's mobile efforts, it's no surprise to see another big app leaving the platform. Other big names have been abandoning Windows phones in recent months, including, most recently, Wells Fargo, which announced its intentions just last week.
It's not all bad news, however. While Flipboard's mobile app may be on the outs, its desktop Windows 10 app still remains available in the Windows Store. And though it doesn't appear to have received a noteworthy feature update in more than a year, it's still good to see it's sticking around for desktop users.
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By Jez Corden
Just like the rest of us fans you decided to stay, so don't complain... You know what you got yourself into.
But, it is a wonder when MS pulls their own apps in obvious preparation for what's next in mobile... Who knows, maybe some of these developers believe in Jason's stories. Lol