Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 14:34 UTC
Windows In an unexpected turn of events, we're seeing 'FUD' being spread about Microsoft, for once. Lots of articles on the web highlighting how the support lifecycle for Window Phone 7/8 and 8 is to end in July 2014, as if WP8 devices won't be getting any updates beyond that point. This already seemed unlikely early to me, and with my magical unicorn powers of, you know, common sense I already made the assumption that this only applies to versions 7.8 and 8.0 - not 8.5 or 9.0 or whatever the next version will be. WMPowerUser shares my unicorn powers: "On the other hand the OS support date is reset with any never version of the OS, so a Windows Phone 8.5 or 9 update in November 2013 would bring along its own 18 month of security updates. Microsoft has already promised all current Windows Phone 8 handsets will receive the next major version of the operating system."
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The Verge's article is not incorrect
by chithanh on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:43 UTC
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The Verge and WMPoweruser (not "WMPowerUser") did not post contradicting articles.

Microsoft has promised to release updates for the next major operating system release for all current WP8 devices. The Verge argues that whether users will actually receive these updates is dependent on OEMs and carriers.

The concerns seem not entirely far-fetched, considering that many WP7 users are still waiting for the upgrade to 7.8. And a minority of them might never get it.

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