Tencent won't release a QQ Windows 10 Mobile app after all

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Tencent will not be launching a Windows 10 Mobile version of its QQ messaging app as previously announced. The China-based company cited the declining interest in the Windows Phone platform as one of the reasons for the decision.

*ZDNet8 reports Tencent posted their decision on a Chinese community site:

"Users on the Windows Phone platform keeps declining and have moved to other platforms, but [we] didn't notice that Microsoft is showing any effort to retain them," said Tencent. "But we believe that Windows 10 Mobile is a good platform which is yet a hit to the market."

The current Windows Phone version of QQ will continue to be supported, but will not receive any major updates going forward.

Tencent announced their plans to bring QQ, along with other apps, to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile in back in March 2015. It also said it would launch Windows 10 versions of many of its popular games, including League of Legends. So far, those games have yet to be released in the Windows Store.

Source: ZDNet

John Callaham