Windows Phone is likely to receive another big hit from none other than its creator, as Microsoft is apparently retiring from the MirrorLink partner group, leaving its mobile platform without official support.
MirrorLink is the creation of the Car Connectivity Consortium and is a standard that a number of partners, including Microsoft, are working on for bringing support for their devices to be used with in-car infotainment systems. In other words, itâ€™s a protocol that helps connect cars and smartphones, and Microsoft is apparently giving up on the whole thing.
â€œThe CCC is a non-profit organization of automakers, smartphone vendors and aftermarket car electronics providers who believe there should be one simple way to connect any device to any car. To that end, member companies have created MirrorLink, a standard technology for drivers to simply connect and ride,â€ the official website of the organization reads.
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