Question: Is Windows Phone Store still active?

The Windows Phone Store officially shuts down today (via Neowin). Following the shutdown, you will no longer be able to download apps from the store. Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 will still run after today, as will apps currently installed on them, but you wont be able to add any new apps to the devices.

Is Windows Phone Store closed?

As of October 11, 2017, users were no longer able to automatically or manually create new device backups for setting and some applications. After December 16, 2019, the Store in Windows Phone 8.1 will no longer be available for downloading new apps or reinstalling previously downloaded apps.

Why did Microsoft Lumia fail?

He also blamed Microsofts reputation during 2010-2012 for slow demise of Windows Phone. This “reputation” failed to attract developers to Windows Phone to create apps. Lastly, he felt that there wasnt any compelling reason for someone to switch from iPhone or Android to Windows Phone.

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