Today marks the beginning of a new year, and it seems that Microsoft has made some changes to its online store, removing two Windows phones. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo and Liquid M330 are no longer available, leaving just the HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S as the only ones for sale.
The Liquid Jade Primo was one of the original flagship devices that launched alongside Windows 10 Mobile. Promoting Continuum - the feature that allows the user to plug the phone into a monitor and use it like a desktop PC - it came with a dock, as well as other peripherals. The Liquid M330 was a budget device that cost $99, including the low-end Snapdragon 210 chipset.
Neither device is currently supported for feature updates. Nearly six months after the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Acer confirmed that the Liquid Jade Primo wouldn't even get that. While version 1511 - the original version of Windows 10 Mobile - is technically supported for another week, there haven't been any cumulative updates for some time.
With the two Acer phones gone from the Store, that leaves more listings for Android devices than Windows phones, a shift that was bound to happen eventually. The death of Windows 10 Mobile has been all but confirmed by Microsoft, and the company has been focusing its efforts on Android instead, at least for the time being.
The remaining two Windows phones on the Store are the most recent flagships, both containing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM. The Alcatel IDOL 4S is still priced at just $169 for the next few days, and we'll see what happens with the device after that. HP, on the other hand, has promised to sell the Elite x3 until 2019.