Microsoft has just announced that it will stop manufacturing the Surface 2, one of the very few tablets that are running on Windows RT. This essentially spells the end of the operating system, which has been a long time coming now.
Although the Surface devices managed to rake in US$1.1 billion in revenue, most of it came from the sales of the Surface Pro 3, which outsold the Surface 2 by three times.
Originally designed to be a lighter version of Windows 8, Windows RT did not exactly appeal to the public once it hit the market. Perhaps the contributing factor to this is its inability to run regular Windows apps, which makes it pretty inferior to Windows 8.
To add insult to injury, Windows 10 will not even be available for Windows RT; although certain elements of Windows 10 will still make their way to the ailing OS, it’s more of a consolation that anything else for anyone who is still on the platform.
If, for some reason, you would like to grab a Surface 2 anyway before it’s too late, you can check out your local stores which should still have it stocked for now.
(Source: The Verge)