Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 21:17 UTC
Windows Starting today, Microsoft is pushing out the first major update to its Windows Phone operating system, to 98% of Windows Phone users (the other two will just have to wait). It's loaded with changes and improvement, and this time around, the rollout process appears to be pretty smooth. Another nice touch: Mango beta users (right here) will get the update to the final version like everybody else - you won't have to downgrade to NoDo as previously stated.
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RE: About time
by sc3252 on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:36 UTC in reply to "About time"
sc3252
Member since:
2005-09-06

The only problem I have with android, and its a big problem, is that the phone manufacturers never update their phones... So even if they(Google) release quite often I have a better feeling that MS will update all the hardware instead of Samsung saying "We did are obligatory 2 releases over 18 months, lets stop".

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RE[2]: About time
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:47 in reply to "RE: About time"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

Two updates in 18 months is a problem? I have and HTC Inspire that I have had for almost a year and have had two updates already. Even if they don't send out any more updates, I have only one more year to go before it is time to change the phone.

Each phone ecosystem has its quirks. For me Android works best. I can see how some would like iOS better. WP7 still seems to be more than a year behind. With the death of WebOS and Blackberry & Nokia fading fast I hope WP7 catches up soon as I would hate to have only two choices in the smartphone market.

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RE[3]: About time
by zima on Thu 29th Sep 2011 01:42 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

HTC Inspire ... I have only one more year to go before it is time to change the phone

How exactly does that in one year it is time to change the phone (particularly one quite powerful even now, most likely even then) work? Especially if the phone works fine... (bar any possible cessation of official OS upgrades of course)

We really shouldn't succumb so easily to imposed upgrades, to carriers promoting them.

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RE[3]: About time
by dsmogor on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

If you are tackling this from user perspective I believe Android clones give best of both worlds: diverse user experience choices while preserving (mostly) api compatibility.

Having to rewrite every app to another set of apis that differ for the sake of being different doesn't benefit anybody but the api creator.

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