Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
Windows So, Windows Phone 7.5. I love it - warts and all. It has its issues, but it's so distinctive and fun it's pretty hard to not like it. So, for me, those three other people, and that cow, Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8. It brings lots of cool new features, is built upon the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its lower levels with Windows 8, and oh, not a single current Windows Phone 7 device will be upgraded to it.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 02:05 UTC
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As a Lumia owner I'm not really bothered by this.

The NT kernel wasn't ready to be put on a smartphone a at the time WP7 came out, and the CE kernel isn't capable. There had to be something out in the meantime.

All the apps I own will still work on my next phone, and my phone will continue to work after WP8 comes out.

yeah, It'd be nice if I had more than just one major update to look forward too, but a software change this large isn't likely to happen again in the new future, so I'm not actually too worried about it.

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