Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by kragil on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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Not true, if you read blogs from Android devs than it is clear that the wide variety of devices, screen sizes and OS versions is not that big a deal. Sure it hinders mobilbe gaming. But for other apps it really does not matter that much.

Android has really good foundations and enough abstraction to deal with all this stuff. It may be a little more work to write a good Android app, but nobody needs the 150k fart and flashlight apps in the Appstore anyways. I for one need more FOSS apps. Those will get adapted to all devices quicker than anything.

That said, vendors like Samsung that just ship the Galaxy with Android 1.5 and never update have to die. Google should make sure somehow that users get at least a few minor updates.

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