Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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Comment by DDevine
by DDevine on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 00:49 UTC
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I find WP7 Mango very good. I hope it stays wonderfully snappy/responsive if they offer a software update to WP8.

I'm sure the hardware could handle it even though it is only a single-core Snapdragon. I don't tolerate out-of-date software so I really hope I'm not forced back to sluggish Android. I can't afford to pay $500+ for a quick Android phone. I buy whatever is quickest for under $200...

What's the update policy for WP8? Will older devices get it?

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RE: Comment by DDevine
by zima on Thu 9th Feb 2012 23:38 in reply to "Comment by DDevine"
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With such major underlying OS change, I kinda doubt present handsets will get an update...

...OTOH MS kept the hardware very homogeneous, so it shouldn't be much of an issue and they will be supporting native code applications (which might somewhat help with performance) and there aren't too many WP devices around - which means they wouldn't lose that much sales but they would earn large amount of positive attention.
Oh well, time will tell.

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