dothan, 26 Jun 2012Yep. They are working now. But if all new apps will support only WP8 and no WP7 we are on the ... moreThere's more than 100000 apps right now, should be enough until you get a new phone.
For me and everyone else that purchased windows 7.5 phone, I hope the resizing tiles is more exciting than it looks. In fact, I can't wait for the update, and pray every night that when I wake up the next day, the update will be available. Just so I can resize those tiles. Everyday, All-Day. Yep, nothing like those tiles.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2012when buying a new phone you look at the spec sheet, i have never seen any that has upgradable ... moreyes. You are right. And also mobile companies give warrenty,not future proof warrenty...
"WP8 enables multi-core support, higher resolution screens, NFC, microSD card support and so on"
WP7 was supposed to have these features... It's just pathetic, at least I didn't buy WP device
when buying a new phone you look at the spec sheet, i have never seen any that has upgradable to future releases as a spec. am still stuck on froyo but cant blame anyone, i bought the phone i loved at that time and i have no regrets.
zztop, 26 Jun 2012Guys, for those who bought their Lumia and Focus & Titan, you bought them because they wor... moreYep. They are working now. But if all new apps will support only WP8 and no WP7 we are on the dead end.
Ugh the phone wasn't that expensive shut up the phone works doesn't it? Use it till u get upgrade and I don't remember them flat out saying it would get windows phone 8 and if u smart common would let you know it wouldn't be able to run it
The smartphone beta test is over again? :D
Somehow one word comes to mind... FRAGMENTATION
AnonD-56158, 26 Jun 2012say anything you want but nokia's lumia 900 not getting the wp8 upgrade is a big disappointmen... moreLmao it was only a hundred dollars for lumia 900 and cheaper on Amazon unless you bought it off contract
".... the cost of doing that would be very high and the benefit very little ..."
How about a customer's satisfaction!?
Anyway, they knew they were not going to give you guys a upgrade.
They knew a crappy excuse were going to shut your mouths.
If the WP8 is so different from the WP7 inside, they should change the name.
MSWP8 - Money Sucking from your Wallet Phone!?
wxxx, 26 Jun 2012This is the reason why we cannot update Windows Phone 8 to 9, it is because Windows Phone 9 is... moreThere's a big chance Windows 9 (or whatever it'll be called) will be based on Windows NT, the same platform with Windows 8 and NT platform has been used even before Windows XP.
WP8 is based on NT too, it shares platform with Windows 8. Since Windows 9 might be based on the same platform with Windows 8 (NT), there's a high probability WP9 will be based on NT and WP8 will be upgradeable to WP9 because they share the same platform.
However it still up to Microsoft if they will make that happens. WM6 isn't upgradeable to WP7 even though they share the same platform (Windows CE), although I believe hardware requirements and optimizations are points to blame.
AnonD-56158, 26 Jun 2012say anything you want but nokia's lumia 900 not getting the wp8 upgrade is a big disappointmen... moreAs was said in the article, most of the improvements in WP8 (multi-core support, screen res, NFC, MicroSD) will be irrelevant on current WP7 Phones, as they won't have the hardware to take advantage of it.
Guys, for those who bought their Lumia and Focus & Titan, you bought them because they worked for you NOW, not after an upgraded software 6 months down the line, fact that you will get the new UI look, that's great. I have used Android(GB & ICS), even WinMo 6.x, wouldn't mind test driving a Lumia 900 if and when it gets launched in the ME.
AnonD-5397, 26 Jun 2012any chances of wp8 devices getting updated to wp9(or whatever ms names it)??WP8 is not even on the shelf and you asking if the new devices will get WP9
Dude if WP8 don’t have what you looking for, just don’t buy it want wait and see what WP9 brings to the table. Are you being held to ransom? “Buy every new thing that comes out or ya dead”
say anything you want but nokia's lumia 900 not getting the wp8 upgrade is a big disappointment! and what ever explanations or excuses nokia is giving is not enough especially considering how much lumia 900 cost. no wonder samsung and htc refuse to come out with new windows phone. they could have been tip off already by microsoft or nokia is just desperate to come up with wp phones they don't care if it will not be able to upgrade to wp8. my message to nokia is to start cutting the prices of all its lumia phones before htc starts rolling out their wp8 phones.
The old WP devices can't support WP8 just because they're good looking crap and that's it.
This is the reason why we cannot update Windows Phone 8 to 9, it is because Windows Phone 9 is based on new Windows 2013 platform and we are too lazy enough to port it for you guys. It us too expensive!!! Common! You have budget to build WinPho because of us who bought your phone!!!
kurotsuki, 26 Jun 2012Are you sure about that? My friend's Galaxy W didn't get the ICS. He flash it using custom ROM... moreI never said it is sure. I said there is always a chance. There are thousands of customROMs. Flashing with untrusted ROM is foolishness. Use ROMs like cyanogenmod. Cyanogenmod 9 is upcoming with ics. Anyway thanks for the valuable information.