Pravat, 05 Dec 2013I have heard about that news but mine is still showing to download over WiFi. Which cellular n... moreMy phone was updated to gdr3 preview for developers.I have downloaded where is my water game from marketplace by cellular network last night.
Microsoft upgrade blunder gives people one more reason
not to buy a Windows Phone
By Preston Gralla
October 30, 2013 2:12 PM EDT
As if people needed one more reason not to buy a
Windows Phone, Microsoft has given them another: A
Windows Phone 8 device you buy today may not be able
to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. Then again,
maybe it can. Either way, Microsoft isn't saying. This is
no way to help a struggling smartphone operating
Computerworld's Matt Hamblen tried to find out from
both Nokia and Microsoft whether existing Windows
Phone 8 devices will be able to be upgraded to Windows
8.1. The bumbling non-answers he was given are
Hamblen got in touch with Nokia and asked whether
Nokia's Windows 8 Phones, including the high-end
Lumia 1020 and the lower-cost Lumia 520 would be
upgradable to Windows 8.1. A Nokia spokeswomen
emailed him this answer:
"We don't comment on future products, but
Microsoft has confirmed that smartphones
running Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable
to Windows Phone 8.1."
Seems pretty clear, doesn't it? But clarity, apparently,
isn't something that Nokia or Microsoft is interested in.
Two hours later she sent back a non-clarification with
"Microsoft has confirmed that smartphones
running Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable."
Upgradeable to what? you might wonder. Nokia isn't
saying. Either is Microsoft. The company told Hablen
that the Windows Phone operating system:
"is upgradeable ... If or how individual devices
are upgraded has not been announced."
Thanks, Microsoft. That clears up things.
Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, was harsh
but right on target when he said this to Hamblen about
Microsoft's refusal to provide an answer to whether
Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to be upgraded to
"Of the majors, only Microsoft seems to be hiding
the facts or at least not being straight about
them. Users have a right to expect a yes or no
answer" as to whether their specific devices are
upgradeable. In this case, both Microsoft and
Nokia are at fault for not being straight with
their customers, which seems like a repeat of the
same story we saw the last time Windows Phone
had a major upgrade."
The upgrade he's referring to is Windows Phone 7 to
Windows Phone 8 --- Windows Phone 7 devices couldn't
be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. And Gold was being
gentle with Microsoft here, because he calls the
company one of "the majors" when it comes to a
smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 has a
market share of only around 3% . Calling Microsoft a
major is a bit of a stretch.
Microsoft is so far behind in the smartphone market that
it can't afford blunders like this. Any phone you buy
should be able to be upgraded to at least a point release
in the operating system -- from Windows Phone 8 to
Windows Phone 8.1, for example. People expect that,
and justifiably so.
Microsoft should also be honest with people about
whether phones they're considering buying today will be
able to be upgraded to a minor operating system
upgrade in the next several months. Not to do so is
arrogance -- and when you've got a 3% market share
you can't afford to be arrogant.
If I were considering buy a Windows Phone today, I'd
cross it off the list. I'm sure other people feel the same
way. Why buy a phone that may not run the newest
operating system that will be released in a few months?
And why buy from a company that won't answer the
most basic question about a phone's capabilities?
Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld
and author of more than 40 books, including "Windows 8
Hacks" and "How the Internet Works" . You can follow him
on Twitter or Google+.
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is there another possible way to upload photos to facebook using explorer? cos it says "web browser is expired" and there isn't an upgrade option/tab
prasanthben, 05 Dec 2013Hello friends windows phone marketplace increased the download limit of 50mb to 100mb on cellu... moreI have heard about that news but mine is still showing to download over WiFi. Which cellular network you have?
wp8 lvr, 05 Dec 2013Just download 'facebook beta' app which includes facebook messenger app also.. just downld fb... moreHi i am using lumia520...i have a one problem...how to downloaded themes should be installed for my phone...pls guidelines for me...
Hello friends windows phone marketplace increased the download limit of 50mb to 100mb on cellular connection.
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musaddiq116, 05 Dec 2013Can this phone or any lumia phone install everything that a windows PC can install? I mean set... moreDude lumia phones has wp8 os.. it is a mobile phone os.. so dont compare it with desktop os.. windows desktop os n wp8 os r totaly different from each other.
Can this phone or any lumia phone install everything that a windows PC can install? I mean setups that are executable etc?
Vijay vj, 05 Dec 2013Please help me friends . . .
Which is i will select ?. . .
A)Can i buy Lumia 520 now or
B)w... moreMen wait for Nokia Lumia 525
me also waiting for it ,
1gb ram will be good for games
Please help me friends . . .
Which is i will select ?. . .
A)Can i buy Lumia 520 now or
B)waiting for lumia 525
kode, 05 Dec 2013But how????its very simple to update to 'gdr3 preview for developers'.
1- download 'preview for developers' app from store.
2- go to microsoft app studio site and sign up as app developer.. its totaly free of cost for app studio only.
3- sign up and verify ur acount. its simple.
4- now open preview for developers app and click next and then enter ther email id n pasword of ur app studio acount. done
5- at last it automaticaly shows update is ready to install. go in wifi network n update it.