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Here's why current WP phones won't get Windows Phone 8

26 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Here's why current WP phones won't get Windows Phone 8 - read the full textMicrosoft caused a lot of excitement when they announced Windows Phone 8, but also a good deal of disappointment when it became clear that the new OS won't be coming to the current crop of Windows Phone devices. There's a reason for that - the two OSes may look similar on the outside, but they...


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Still I'm sure some folks on XDA will port WP8 to HTC HD2.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:38
  • g5uH

> In reply to Windows Fanboy @ 2012-06-26 12:19 from uBRU - click to readSamsung S3 a flop???? You kidding right? I order stock for stores for the biggest operator in South Africa...and the Samsung S3 sales are pumping! It is in fact KILLING the Nokia 800.

I would respect your like for a certain brand or OS...but you are now simply talking kak.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:36
  • ftb}

android rules!!! sgs3 the beast!!! hahaha!!!

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  • 2012-06-26 12:33
  • tV0S

1st they not gonna support meego and release N9, now the release lumia series but not gonna support the new OS..

Nokia, you're looking at your own time bomb...

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  • 2012-06-26 12:27
  • Pxik

@Alain your right dude! so disappointing for who just bought the wp7 nokia phones....

i like my windows phone so its said and done there will be apps will not be compatible in the older WP7 phones

ill just go back to iphone instead!

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  • 2012-06-26 12:26
  • t7Mc

> In reply to Alain @ 2012-06-26 12:06 from Mv2P - click to readhow microsoft works?
hmm, what current ios 5 features / apps work on iphone 1, 3g, 3gs??
what about android, and e. g. Sony Ericsson phones w/o updates?
what about mac os x vs. older, or apples transition from motorola(ppc) to intel?

In light of those examples, MS looks acting rather "continuous". You can even run Windows 95 apps on Win 7 or Win 8!

So, I'm not too negative about MS'developments regarding the future.
(for the record, I'm using iphone and macbook ;) )

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  • 2012-06-26 12:26
  • Tr6t

apple was,are,& will be the best forever

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  • 2012-06-26 12:24
  • 2@ka

Micro$oft just screwed NOKIA, haha that is what happens when you partner with the EVIL!

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  • 2012-06-26 12:22
  • p$uE

We are happy to help and support Nokia through hardware sales, our way to say thank you and to thank Microsoft
for believing in Nokia.
With Elop knowing this is best long term we are behind him.
Say no to the lagging flops like the HTC One X and the Samsung S3.
Lumia Sales are crushing and with 7.8 smoked by windows is even faster.
Windows Phone 8 is here soon and any talk about NT viruses been easily transferred are jealous Android lies.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:19
  • uBRU

> In reply to Alain @ 2012-06-26 12:06 from Mv2P - click to readAt least it's a major update that brings them in line with iOS and Android. iOS 6 is nothing.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:17
  • w609

go to hell steve ballmer, i had jus bought an omnia in the belief that microsoft is in the same leage as apple in terms of software support, will never buy a windows product again not even the upcoming tablet....bye bye microsoft foreva

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  • 2012-06-26 12:16
  • 2@ka

Subject should be changed to : Here's why current WP phone owners won't buy Windows Phone 8 , :p

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  • 2012-06-26 12:12
  • iqQN

Finally MS gave me a perfect decision not to use wp7 that's absolutely a slap on every wp7 users afce. you need to get that happily.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:12
  • bC9n

Ahhh , It is Microsoft after all , good in making deals and cheating people.

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  • 2012-06-26 12:11
  • iqQN

They should have planned that from the start.. I'm really disappointed... They're like creating a new windows every 2 years.. Next year they'l create windows phone 9 and they will say it's not compatible with 8 (that's how Microsoft works)

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  • 2012-06-26 12:06
  • Mv2P

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