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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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Priest on Thu 21st Jun 2012 03:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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I mostly agree, things are moving really fast right now and it's probably not the best time to bog potential down with legacy compatibility issues.

Some of the features (NFC etc.) are tied to hardware that doesn't exist on those phones and others are getting rolled into windows 7.8 so the existing Windows 7 owners will get many of the updates their phones are able to support.

It allows future windows 8 developers to make certain assumptions with hardware capability without having windows 8 phones divided into legacy and pure experiences.

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