Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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The dead don't care for blows
by kragil on Wed 18th Apr 2012 14:29 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

WP7 was stillborn and never really lived. Sure, a few bloggers loved playing with the phones for a few minutes, but in the real world nearly nobody bought one(only people I know who have one got them really really cheap because vendors needed to clear out inventory)
Here at OSnews there will be a few people who have one, but this is a really special part of the real world.

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mkools Member since:
2005-10-11

I agree. I know one person who has one which is my cousin and he got it from his company just to play with and that's an IT company so they have to test everything. Other than that I almost never see them in the wild. The only thing I see are Blackberries (yes, they are still quite popular here in our country), iOS or Android.

Seems like Windows Phone and Windows 8 are both going to be a major fail. I would never buy or even install Windows 8 with Metro and I would never ever consider buying a Windows Phone or tablet. I wouldn't even use one if I got it for free.

Microsoft really missed the boat with their phone OS years and years ago. Everybody got so annoyed with WinMo for several years that nobody would even think of going back again even though the OS is much better now (although it's sitll light years away from the competition).

So I don't care what they do, even if they switched to a Linux Kernel I would still not buy one so go ahead switch to the NT kernel, I'm sure people will still not buy it.

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RE: The dead don't care for blows
by helf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 22:14 in reply to "The dead don't care for blows"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I own one, I know 3 other people with WP7 phones and I see them floating around relatively often in the public.

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jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

How long have you been at Microsoft? ;)

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