Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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by DDevine on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 00:49 UTC
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I find WP7 Mango very good. I hope it stays wonderfully snappy/responsive if they offer a software update to WP8.

I'm sure the hardware could handle it even though it is only a single-core Snapdragon. I don't tolerate out-of-date software so I really hope I'm not forced back to sluggish Android. I can't afford to pay $500+ for a quick Android phone. I buy whatever is quickest for under $200...

What's the update policy for WP8? Will older devices get it?

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