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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RE: Unsupported?
by unoengborg on Thu 19th Apr 2012 13:58 UTC in reply to "Unsupported?"
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Okay, spot the logical misstep:

* Current phones will not be upgraded to WP8.
* Current phones will be unsupported by the end of the year.

One of those things has absolute NO implications on the other. Especially if the company involved is Microsoft, which generally has supported their OS for so many years people starts to complain when the OS possible might become unsupported after 10 years..

Hate microsoft (I know I do), but please be logically about it, and give them credit for supporting their crap for a long long time.

Sure, the phones will most likely be supported by Microsoft, but if they will be supported by software developers are quite another matter. There are very few WP7 phones out there, and if WP8 becomes a success nobody will bother to make sure it works on old phones as well.

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