Samsung removes the SmartThings app from the Store on April 1
Samsung ends support for Windows Phone
Samsung is ending support for its SmartThings app on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. The company has announced in a blog post that version 1.7.0 will be the final release for Microsoft’s Mobile platform. SmartThings will continue to function on the smartphones after April 1, 2017, when the company is planning to remove the app from the Windows store.
We also regret to announce that version 1.7.0 of the SmartThings app for Windows Phone will be the last major release for the Windows Phone OS. We are no longer able to provide the desired level of updates and support for this platform and have made the tough decision to discontinue Windows phone development.
Version 1.7.0 now offers support for Windows 10 features. Barring unforeseen issues, this version will continue to function (with Windows Phone 10 Anniversary update). On April 1, 2017 version 1.7.0 will be removed from the Windows app store, and it will no longer be possible to download it and install it onto a new device. We will continue to offer technical support through June 2017 for existing users.
Strangely enough, Samsung says nothing about launching a Universal Windows app (UWP), although many Windows 10 features were added in version 1.7.0, and there are over 400 million devices running Windows 10.
SmartThings is a Samsung-owned company that produces things for your connected smart home, including motion and moisture sensors, smoke detectors, power outlets, light bulbs and more.