Why do you have to buy a new computer every year?
Microsoft, Sony, and Acer announced new versions of their tablet computers earlier this year, which are designed to offer a wider range of functionality and a lower price tag than their predecessors.
But many of these new tablets are not compatible with Windows 7 or other operating systems, meaning they are still going to cost a lot of money, at least when they are new.
In a move that’s sure to have a lot to do with Microsoft’s ongoing attempts to improve its Windows 7 adoption rate, Microsoft said that the tablet computers are being discontinued for the rest of the year, according to TechCrunch.
The move is not surprising given Microsoft’s history of trying to make its operating system more popular with its consumers.
But it’s also not the first time Microsoft has decided to discontinue an operating system for new products, either.
Back in 2015, the company announced that it was going to stop supporting its Windows 10 operating system, saying it had no interest in selling it.
A few months later, the Windows Store, the online version of the operating system where users can buy software and hardware, was removed.
This decision came despite Microsoft’s attempts to make Windows 10 a more attractive option for new users.
Microsoft’s decision to discontinues the operating systems in 2016 comes as Windows 10 continues to struggle with bugs and issues.
Microsoft has already been losing market share to Apple, Google, and Amazon as the dominant operating system in the mobile market.
This year, Microsoft’s share of the mobile OS market fell to 4.1 percent from 4.3 percent in 2016.