The Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s Mobile Operating System, is officially dead, according to corporate vice president Joe Belfiore. The Windows Phone was Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS; however, it could not compete with Google and Apple’s superior mobile operating systems.

Belfiore said that Windows 10 Mobile users should not expect any more significant updates to their mobile smartphones, as the company no longer plans to bring any more software and hardware updates to their devices.

The slow death of the Windows 10 Mobile

The Windows Phone was first launched in October 2010 as a replacement to the Windows Mobile.

Microsoft designed the operating system to compete with iOS and Android. Unfortunately, the operating system did not get the type of attention Microsoft had hoped for.

According to CNET, the Windows Phone was able to get a market share of just 1.3 percent in the US, compared to the 34 percent market share of iOS and Google’s 64 percent.

The lack of apps also contributed to the demise of the Windows mobile operating system. Belfiore stated that third-party developers are just not interested in creating mobile apps for the Windows Phone, even after Microsoft offered incentives to app developers to bring their apps onto the Windows 10 mobile, simply because there just aren’t enough users for them to invest.

However, Belfiore noted that Windows 10 Mobile users will still continue to receive security updates and bug fixes, just don’t expect anything new.

According to tech Crunch, Microsoft will be focusing on other things, such as the arrival of Microsoft Edge onto Android and iOS platforms, in addition to their other mobile apps that includes Microsoft Office, Skype, and Swiftkey, just to name a few.

The Microsoft hardware

There is some good news though, the company’s Surface hardware line won’t be suffering the same fate as the Windows Phone, at least that’s what the spokesperson for Microsoft said after a few analysts predicted that the Surface will also die in two years, according to Laptop Mag.

Steve Brazier, the CEO of Canalys, claimed that Microsoft is not making enough money to continue the Surface hardware line and it would just be prudent for them to abandon the business. However, Microsoft denied the claims, stating “Surface continues to drive category growth and redefine the way people create, learn and work.” The company added, “You’ll see us continue to innovate and create devices that offer users new and impactful experiences.”