Microsoft pulls plug from Lumia apps for Windows Phone




Microsoft pulls the plug from the end of October various apps, offering it for Lumia smartphones. The tech giant says to quit apps because of the restructuring of its apps for Windows 10. The programs have already been removed from the Windows Store.

Microsoft will stop offering a range of Lumia apps. It involves Storyteller, Beamer, Photo Beamer and Refocus. Also, Panorama and Video Uploader receive any updates. The apps will no longer receive updates after October 30 and the most complementary online services will no longer function.

Who the apps installed on its Lumia smartphone, otherwise they will not lose. Microsoft has just removed the programs from the Windows Store. This means that the apps, if they do not have to use the online services still continue to function.

Windows also takes the Lumia installed apps when upgrading them to Windows 10, but the features are limited. Thus, only the local ‘stories’ Storyteller, which allows images to be viewed on a map with the locations where they were shot, see. The online stories disappear by the end of October so it is, according to Microsoft recommended to download them.

Microsoft says to stop the Lumia apps because of the restructuring of its app offerings. The company now focuses primarily on the Photos- and Camera app, which most likely will also have the functionality of the Lumia programs. Microsoft does not promise to return all functions but does not communicate further about it.

The Lumia apps have long been the hobbyhorse of Nokia telefoontak before the company was acquired by Microsoft. The apps, the Finnish phone manufacturer trying to differentiate itself from competitors such as HTC. Microsoft stopped this year, even with its Photosynth app for Windows Phone.


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