Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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Another Absolutely Essential Opinion
by fretinator on Wed 18th Apr 2012 20:45 UTC
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I am on my third Android phone. I live through the constant spontaneous reboots, etc. It's kind of a wild-west platform, but I like it. One of my sons has an iPhone, and the another has a Lumia. I've always envied the smooth performance of my one son's iPhone. Very polished, very smooth. Well, when my other son got a Lumia, I got to play with it. Wow! Gone are the thoughts of my old HTC Touch CE Phone. The Lumia has a very smooth, well-thought-out interface. I even like the new progress animation, with little "bubbles" running across the screen. It would really be a shame if Lumia phones of today are not upgradeable.

Unlike many, I think the new paradigm for Windows phones is slick. I'll probably continue along in my little Android corner (I own WAY too many apps to abandon), but I like choice. If they can just garner enough market share to grow the 3rd-party ecosystem, they could do quite well. Shooting their happy new Lumia users would be a BAD move.

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