The NYPD will write 36 000 smartphones c OC Windows Phone and will replace them with Apple iPhone

The new York police Department was forced to write off 36 000 service smartphones purchased for employees in the last two years, because these devices are obsolete and cannot be updated.

We are talking about smartphones Nokia, running Microsoft Windows Phone. Of the procurement was part of a programme of modernisation worth $ 160 million.

Although the latter machines were received just a few months ago, before the end of the year it is planned to replace the Apple iPhone.

The need to replace explain the decision of Microsoft to stop supporting the operating system installed on smartphones, running about a dozen applications, customized specifically for the needs of the NYPD.

Experts have long questioned the appropriateness of the choice in favor of Microsoft, and not Google Android or Apple iOS. However, for the police were bought models Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 640XL, released in 2014 and 2015, respectively. They ship with Windows Phone 8.1. Ending support for Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft announced in July.

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