I do understand that some WP7 owners will feel abadonned in the app-department.
But on the other hand, you should never buy something for what might come, just settle for what is.
Besides, WP7 has most of what you need in the app-departpent, already, so what is the problem?
If people just feel abandonned cause they wont be getting the latest version, well, then its just wrong. At some point you can no longer update to the latest, thats just the way it is. And even the latest WP devices had old hardware inside.
And what are there? 4 million WP users?
WP8 is a great move, that seems much more futureproof.
If you bought a phone and expect it to turn in to something else after a few months, your mindset is wrong. Besides, nowadays you dont get that many new features with new versions of OSes.
I recently tried W8 evaluation version on PC and it wasn't much really, just a revamped W7 but with all the things a PC can do without. I'm sticking to what I know works well W7 on my PC and Android for my phone.
So many people saying Nokia should be angry with ms. What nonsense.
Nokia can only survive if wp8 is leagues ahead of wp7, and that is what ms has delivered.
If they delivered something that was such a minor update it could run on existing hardware, Nokia would be doomed.
By October Nokia will have an outstanding OS to build its phones with, and they can be absolutely thankful ms actually did some good/hard work getting wp8 out.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2012Are you serious?? All this strategy was failure, and many people are disappointed....
Huge... morePeople are too version focused. So what if the old WP's don't get WP8? Enabling quad-core supports in the OS won't make the phone quad-core, nor will it spontaneously develop a NFC chip inside itself.
However current WP owners will receive an overhaul, a new look and new features for their phone's HW. Over stressing the HW in old phones with newer and more demanding SW will always fail. Unless you customise it and strip it clean from everything and don't bother running any apps.
Alui, 26 Jun 2012Soon, nobody will use Nokia hardware:)! Everybody wants HD SuperAmoled or Retina displays, not... moreAnd what do you with such a hardware? Do you have an worthy app to utilize all the 4 cores? If yes enlighten me/ us?
Alin, 26 Jun 2012Micro$oft just screwed NOKIA, haha that is what happens when you partner with the EVIL!You do know that software running the servers working in the backend to enable you to view and send responses in this thread is made by the "Evil" company that you're accusing right?
vanderbeek, 26 Jun 2012Android is ugly. Doesn't deserve to get into the Nokia hardware. Android only suits cheap hard... moreSoon, nobody will use Nokia hardware:)! Everybody wants HD SuperAmoled or Retina displays, not nHD Amoled or 480x800 LCD displays. Everybody wants quad core 24nm 1.7GHz latest ARM processors not the two generations ago ARM processors. Everybody wants slim phones, not bricks.
Everybody wants at least 1 GH RAM not 256MB.
That's Nokia "hardware"!
Zabih Jan, 26 Jun 2012As long as i can use my phone i dont give a damn about windows 8 upgrade to Current Lumia rang... moreHey Buddy !
That's an absolutely awesome point shared by you here. That's what is currently happening out their in the market today. It's a part of mobile manufacturers business strategy. If every manufacturer tries to upgrade their old phones with the latest OS something that is been practiced by apple since ages. Then they will be left out with limited products just like apple. Every new hardware technology that emerges in the market demands a new software upgrades in order to boost it's highest performance level as promised by the OEM's. So I think people should actually understand the technical limitations of your existing hardware before you start building up expectations in your mind. I know you have the point to discuss about the money that you have spent in buying their product. But theirs no other choice left with us but to move on. If you don't support their decision then go and sell your handset and go for an Apple or Samsung.
vanderbeek, 26 Jun 2012There are only 2 million Lumia users so this news isn't a big deal at all. Compare that to 100... moreThey are not stuck. The android and iPhone users always have a chance of up-gradation. If the manufacturer cannot provide it, custom ROMs can provide it. Sadly windows 8 have different kernel so the old devices can't support it.
vanderbeek, 26 Jun 2012Android is ugly. Doesn't deserve to get into the Nokia hardware. Android only suits cheap hard... moreAndroid is ugly?
I must remind u that android is popular with its ability to customize the home screen.
In youtube u can c android pretty ui video anywhere, but theres no boring metro ui video around
So pls stfu
vanderbeek, 26 Jun 2012Android is ugly. Doesn't deserve to get into the Nokia hardware. Android only suits cheap hard... moreAndroid is only as ugly as you make it. If it's ugly at all, it's only your own fault :)
Zabih Jan, 26 Jun 2012As long as i can use my phone i dont give a damn about windows 8 upgrade to Current Lumia rang... moreWindows previous OSes already died that is why they are following all the concepts of android 2.3.X in windows 8.
Sowed, 26 Jun 2012Android and IOS.. be very afraid.... the dark knight (Nokia) is about to riseAre you serious?? All this strategy was failure, and many people are disappointed....
Huge mistake, i think they just burn their tiny reputation that they still had......
Sad end for Nokia...
Zahidismaeel, 26 Jun 2012Thank God i dont have this piece of shit OS...and NOKIA what hell are you doing with Microsoft... moreAndroid is ugly. Doesn't deserve to get into the Nokia hardware. Android only suits cheap hardware like Samsung, Huawei, ZTE.
vanderbeek, 26 Jun 2012There are only 2 million Lumia users so this news isn't a big deal at all. Compare that to 100... morethose people who are stuck with gingerbread are not using such hi-end costly devices like lumia 800 or lumia 900,so they dont have to worry that much.there r very few mid range devices that r not getin ICS n that also its a problem with samsung other manufacturer are providing ICS in low spec devices also like SONY.
globalsdefends, 26 Jun 2012android rules!!! sgs3 the beast!!! hahaha!!!SGS III may have it's good side, remember not all games are supported on all Android-running devices. So, it's sh**ty out there!
Save ya laff 4 now, son!
I can't believe. It's totally unfair the Microsoft's attitude. Nokia has the best hardware ever. I hope is not too late for them to deal with Android. Good luck Nokia! I will try from now on to ban the Microsoft products.