Microsoft Confirms That They Are No Longer Manufacturing Surface 2 Tablet, Future Of Windows RT Tablets Remains Bleak

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On Monday, Microsoft announced their second quarter financial results. Surface product line up revenue was at $1.1 billion and it was mainly driven by the sales of Surface Pro 3 units. Surface revenue increased $211 million or 24%, primarily due to Surface Pro 3 units sold, offset in part by a decrease in revenue from other Surface devices sold. Gross margin benefited from the mix shift to Surface Pro 3. These numbers indicates that Surface 2 sales were not up to the mark.

Now, Microsoft has confirmed that they have stopped the manufacturing of Surface 2, the only Windows RT based tablet in the market right now. With the upcoming release of Windows 10 OS, the future of Windows RT platform remains bleak. Microsoft confirmed that Surface RT and Surface 2 devices won’t receive full Windows 10 update, instead it will get some of the features in Windows 10. Also, Microsoft has no plans to release successor to Surface 2 tablet. Last year, they abandoned the release of Surface Mini tablet which was based on Windows RT. Microsoft was the only OEM selling Windows RT devices in the recent past, since they have now stopped Surface 2 sales, we have reached the end of Windows RT’s life.

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