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Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8

20 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8 - read the full textSpeaking to the New York Times, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop let it slip that the upcoming successor to Windows Phone 7, namely WP8, will be coming in October of this year. This would make perfect sense because of the imminent October 26 release of Windows 8, so it's within the realm of...


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> In reply to Guimbungan @ 2012-07-26 07:59 from v0q3 - click to readThere is no proof as of yet that another Windows OS will come out next year, although it is very unlikely.
The reason they had to switch to WP8 was because WP7 was based upon a really outdated OS called Windows CE. There was no future-proofing to WP7, and if Microsoft wanted WP to be a viable option when choosing a smartphone, they had to upgrade it's OS. It was either screw the people who just bought WP7 phones, or get left in the dust by Google and Apple.

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  • 2012-08-06 01:52
  • 0i5w

> In reply to Uday @ 2012-07-25 15:11 from t}fF - click to readThe phone you will buy will have a Windows 7.8 OS. It will NOT have Windows 8, nor will it be able to get Windows 8. You will have to wait for the new WP8 models to come out if you are looking for a WP8os phone.

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  • 2012-08-06 01:49
  • 0i5w

Yes we should buy new Lumia with WP8 in it and then after a year,we should buy again new Lumia with WP9 in it,huh?Every year we will gonna buy new phone for new OS for Windows?I'll just buy 3210 and 3310 for snake games! Windows rockssss!Hell yeah......

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  • 2012-07-26 07:59
  • v0q3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-22 19:11 from kg3x - click to readAre you really sure about it?hahahahahaha!

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  • 2012-07-26 07:53
  • v0q3

Does that mean that if I buy Lumia 800 after october, I'll get W8 instead of W7?
Or will they launch a new model for the W8 version?
(Why I am so concerned is, I m planning to buy a Lumia device and I personally like the Lumia 800 better than the rest [even the 900].. So I don't want any changes to be done to the Lumia 800 for the W8 OS...)

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  • 2012-07-25 15:11
  • t}fF

> In reply to Speed @ 2012-07-20 20:04 from uumH - click to readAgree, there are millions of people out there feel the same as you do.

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  • 2012-07-25 11:54
  • iwtW

> In reply to _DF_ @ 2012-07-23 20:58 from TuhJ - click to readwhat choices???? all unsecure android???????????????
i lost all my datas from phone and my bank account been traced by some frauds by using android, android shitssss

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  • 2012-07-25 06:35
  • PGkf

symbian is the mother of all os. maybe the iphone is the first multi touch phone but the history said the first touchscreen was not iphone and iphone systems came from the open source of symbian. without cheating steve jobs the iphone would b nothing.

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  • 2012-07-25 06:22
  • t7Xh

sooner or later windows innovation would be a phone with the power of gaming deaktop. cant wait to see it. long live nokia and windows

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  • 2012-07-25 06:17
  • t7Xh

> In reply to Lenny @ 2012-07-24 14:58 from 0HbS - click to read"Older IPhones won't get I0S6, so what's the big deal. No one says a word about that."

The limitation is based on hardware. It's been 5 years since the first iPhone. You'd think there would be a point where older devices can not be supported?

MOST iPhone's will be able to get it but not all. Devices as far back as the 3GS should be able to support it.

Unlike Android where you might or might not be able to get upgraded to even a newer (not newest) OS. And it doesn't even matter if your hardware can support it or not, it's almost random.

Unlike Windows Phone where this years phones won't even be able to be upgraded to this years New OS.

That's why it doesn't get as much mention. Anything else?

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  • 2012-07-25 02:38
  • PEH1

> In reply to Lenny @ 2012-07-24 14:58 from 0HbS - click to readYou say what's the big deal but let's not forget the older iPhone models have always been upgraded the the next iOS for at least over a 1 to 2 year period. The Limia device hasn't been out for 6 months, yet it won't receive windows 8. That's the big deal. When you buy an Apple device you can rest assure that you will have a future proof device for at least 2 years.

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  • 2012-07-24 15:16
  • FFhE

Older IPhones won't get I0S6, so what's the big deal. No one says a word about that.

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  • 2012-07-24 14:58
  • 0HbS

> In reply to Raju @ 2012-07-23 19:04 from v$B} - click to readWhich WP the one that is based on the 1996 vintage WinCE or that new one based on Desktop comp?

Still can you run any of the Android homescreens or launchers on a WM/WP OS.

Android have a lot of choices do WP have it?

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  • 2012-07-23 20:58
  • TuhJ

> In reply to _DF_ @ 2012-07-23 13:21 from TuhJ - click to readSymbian is better than Andriod kiddo.... WP is like the master of it....

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  • 2012-07-23 19:04
  • v$B}

A comparison between the Nokia Lumia series and the Samsung Galaxy series, please.

Lumia = Winphone, Tiles, Microsoft and no future
Galaxy = No Winphone, no Tiles, No Microsoft and with a bright future.

Actually the ugly Tiles UI, is available for Andriod at Play Store, for play time...

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  • 2012-07-23 13:21
  • TuhJ

> In reply to Nick Dev @ 2012-07-22 00:41 from 7tR7 - click to readwell sorry frnd but windows os is a failure and nokia is baring huge loses. y? u know d answer man.even my ngage qd is better than lumia . but d daddy of all oses is maemo5 . have u ever heard of it?

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  • 2012-07-23 09:11
  • rJxI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-22 19:11 from kg3x - click to readyou like the ugly tiles instead of customization of android... u do have a good sense of mind... :D :D :D

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  • 2012-07-23 08:55
  • PIbe

im a proud user of lumnia 900 very happy with it.. those who dont like it probably never use it before..

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  • 2012-07-23 08:18
  • u{E@

Old lumia phones will only get Windows 7.8

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  • 2012-07-23 07:09
  • t7Xi

Is that when the WP 7.8 will be available?

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  • 2012-07-23 05:47
  • i2qL

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