Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:25 UTC
Windows A few days ago, Microsoft released the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for all those users who will be stuck on Windows Phone 7 forever because there's no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 other than buying a new phone. Now that it's here, what, exactly, does WP7.8 to the table?
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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by darknexus on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
darknexus
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Nice theory, but it doesn't always work that way if either the API changes or an OEM does something odd to parts of their phone (Samsung, I'm looking at you). In these situations, an update is still needed. The app will only run on newer versions of the API so long as the API functions the app relies upon remain unchanged. You don't get support by default when changes occur.

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