What the consumers are not understanding is: all of mango users will receive an up-date. It will not call Windows 8; but it will have all the main improvements that WIn8 promised to deliver. I am very excited to see this, principally because I am a Lumia user. I guess it is the way that MS communicates it... is not perfect. Sometimes sincerely a lot. Instead of they could say "We have an up-date that enables you to have the main features of windows 8 but some features like a better graphics will available only for next generation" they are saying "Win8 will not available to the current generation". They even explained that up-date will have the main features and all new features, people still not understand.
Lumia 800 owner will be jelious with iphone owner since iphone mate get update to ios 6 but not Lumia to wp8. If i know this before, i would not buy Lumia 800. Wake up Nokia, why do you keep disapointing ur loyal folks?
Well Nokia, when you first made WP phones, I was very happy to see you coming out of the troubles but with Microsoft's decision many users will not buy your Lumias' including Lumia 900, because of this decision and I am also thinking to exchange my Lumia with any other ICS phones. So, Good Luck for your future.
TruthSeekr, 21 Jun 2012A lot of WP8 features are HARDWARE implementations (different display resolutions, MicroSD, NF... moreExactly. Some people are just ridiculous. Maybe they should've said current users will get the windows 8 experience with 7.8 plus it comes straight from microsoft so no arguing with phone manufacturers about updates. Atleast nokia is rolling out updates sooner. July
gazmatic, 21 Jun 2012Hahahaha. Funny as I have nokia n9. Talk about support!! I can proudly say that my phone is su... moreI know I should have read the comment you were replying to what is your point?
Is it that you can root your phone and not have it supported or are you against the concept of new updated operating systems.
If you want the freedom of creating your own awesome phone go ahead and do it I wish you all the luck in the world.
Now as for these updates I think they are just what is needed for this lumia 800. Its camera is great and about to get a whole lot better. Flip to silence another simple feature which I first saw on the 5800 and thought it was very handy.
Being a Lumia 710 owner from past 6 months Im really happy that Microsoft is offering a Windows phone 8 Skin with some other features along with my Nokia offering host of Symbian kinda features like call record, DATA Track, etc etc...
This combination of Customization+new features makes me very satisfied & happy. More over 18months promised support is a good one considering the fact that even Android does the same ( Look at Galaxy S, S+, Ace etc) They will enjoy GB as the last one (mind u that google is never clear about promised support).
Coming to apps on droid, many apps which are developed for ICS exclusive dont run in Gingerbread. so why to cry when it turns out to windows phone when the reality is hardware of old phones doesn support.
Coming to Apple, who has used IOS5 on Iphone 3G/3Gs and happy with the performance??? Phone really suck, it becomes slowww, & apps take ages to open( refer : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3384214?start=15&tstart=0) Its a apple's strategy to make the baby sleep by singing along with pinching it below...
Microsoft is clear with their plans & so is Nokia who has promised to support wp7 by porting all the missing basic symbian features to wp....
Anon mouse, 21 Jun 2012Well, at least I get updates. Not so much on my Android (Galaxy Tab 10.1)in august your galaxy tab will get update to ics
wxxx, 21 Jun 2012I always admire Nokia's customer support but I can't still take in the idea that my almost 1 m... moreWow, like you didn't know when you bought your phone that it had only 1 core, no card slot and no NFC?
its not surprising, like what nokia did with its precious meego, d####
Rodd, 21 Jun 2012the new 7.8 update means nothing it just a decoration to let microsoft believe their not leavi... moreA lot of WP8 features are HARDWARE implementations (different display resolutions, MicroSD, NFC, multicore support,and the like).
Exactly HOW do you think they would upgrade your phone - by causing it to grow a card slot?
WP7.8 already gives you all the s/w features of wp8.
The only thing Microsoft did wrong was call it "7.8" instead of "Windows Phone 8 Lite" or something.
I always admire Nokia's customer support but I can't still take in the idea that my almost 1 month lumia phone is already a LEGACY DEVICE... WT$!!!
update or no update, I'm done with windows phone for good. android's the way to go.
Rodd, 21 Jun 2012the new 7.8 update means nothing it just a decoration to let microsoft believe their not leavi... moreyou obvious dont know what you talking,the win7.8 is actually windows 8 without the hardware based features, users with current devices won't even notice the difference,and the tiles are not decoration,it's a customized LIVE view of what's goin on,so giving users ability to customize that (resize so you can see more on homescreen without scroll) is great!
Wilson, 21 Jun 2012Can anyone prove how Nokia Lumia can compete with Apple - IOS Untethered Jailbraken or Android... moreFunny you're always whining about an OS u claim you're not interested in.
Cant you just leave it alone? Or do you feel hurt or threatened in some way?
Rodd, 21 Jun 2012Please get a life. if you bought a new mobile phone and it was outdated and unsupported by its... moreHahahaha. Funny as I have nokia n9. Talk about support!! I can proudly say that my phone is super awesome plus I just rooted it and I'm now downloading full fledged linux distros... For free! Go buy your apple phone and enjoy the limited io6 update. Better hope those 200 extras are mind blowing. But hey. Iphone 5 right? Looking forward for that right? You haven't even mentioned android jelly bean when less than six percent use ics. But go ahead and buy your apple. No one will miss you. Windows 8 is the future. Deal with it
Lumia 800 owner here. I was expecting WP8 to be honest. But Im happy support will not be dropped, although it wont have the newest version of the OS available
gazmatic, 21 Jun 2012I dont understand why the only people complaining that old windows phones not getting full win... morePlease get a life. if you bought a new mobile phone and it was outdated and unsupported by its os in under a year you would have something to gripe about. tell me what you would feel if your new phone had no new apps or games and it and its given minimal support in less than a year. not too happy like the rest of us that bought into windows 7.5, and not just Nokia users
gazmatic, 21 Jun 2012I dont understand why the only people complaining that old windows phones not getting full win... moreI completely agree..
Yes it is a little disappointing for the current lumia owners but if wp8 is as bigger change deep down as we are lead to believe then people should understand why it can't be ported to these devices. The fact that they have released an update and some upgrades shows that they do not wish to forget about their current customers (like some people keep assuming!) this is basically a 'Tango' update for wp8 - no one moaned at that when it was released and so shouldn't moan about this! At the end of the day this is a rapidly changing market and it is a danger that faces all of us on ALL devices.
Anyways I think that this WP8 is a great platform for developers and users alike and I'm looking forward to seeing what the manufacturers can offer from now on.
Rodd, 21 Jun 2012the new 7.8 update means nothing it just a decoration to let microsoft believe their not leavi... moreU ll be back i hope.. u will.. once u use this and go back u ll not be free as wat u think i knew it personally.. cool.. let WP8 nokia devices come