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 Nelson on Mon 4th Feb 2013 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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I think its purely artificial, and API/Platform fragmentations aren't really so different.

In fact API level fragmentation is just a narrower way to view platform fragmentation as a whole.

The Android API levels are implicit with the platform version, you won't have the same version supporting two differing API sets. The same is true of Windows Phone, though the fragmentation is much, much more limited in impact.

Microsoft's pain in this area is purely self inflicted and speaks to a lack of convenience to the developer more than it says anything about platform fragmentation.

Overtime I'm certain they will solve it, they always do, but time isn't really in abundance when you're behind in the first place. These things needed to be happening yesterday.

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