Amazon is not abandoning Windows phones: 'Our team is working on the new app'

Amazon recently announced that it would be pulling its official app from Windows Phone on August 15, 2016. The move led many to believe that Amazon was abandoning Microsoft's mobile platforms like several other app makers. Apparently everyone predicting a permanent exit was wrong: Amazon says it plans to build a new app for Windows phones.

The folks over at WinBeta managed to get a response from Amazon's own apps team after contacting the company's customer service. When questioning the decision to pull its app from Windows Phone, Amazon had this to say:

"As many customers are asking for an improved Amazon App for Windows Phone, we have to launch [a] new app. Please rest assured our team is working on the new app. It may take some time but we will definitely get the new app soon."

They also contacted other customer service reps who had similar responses. This is surely great news for Windows phone users as Amazon is a significant shopping tool on any mobile platform.

But it's not absolutely clear if Amazon actually intends to support the older Windows Phone OS with its new app, or if it is simply preparing to launch a new Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10 devices.

Source: WinBeta

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