On February 20, Microsoft stopped support for push notifications on smartphones with Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Device owners will no longer receive notifications and will not be able to find their phone if lost. This is reported on the Microsoft website.
Your phone will no longer receive notifications. Live tiles will no longer be updated. The “find my phone” function will no longer determine where your phone is.
However, representatives of the company noted that the support for devices on the newer Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile is still ongoing, their changes will not affect. Most smartphones with the system version 8.0 can be upgraded to 8.1 and continue to use.
Devices on WP 7.5 and 8.0 appeared on sale in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Their models on these systems produced Alcatel, HTC, Samsung and Huawei. Smartphones on Windows Phone were not popular and by the first quarter of 2017 they occupied 0.1% of the smartphone market. In October 2017, Microsoft announced that it will not update Windows Mobile 10 and release new devices on the system.