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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Windows Phone is a complete disaster
by ronaldst on Wed 18th Apr 2012 15:05 UTC
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and yet the software is so modern and refreshing. Feels like OS/2 all over again.

It's high time the Redmond Boys get serious. If Microsoft can beat up Sony, they can do the same with Google.

People need to see more than one Windows Phone on retailers tables full of Android handsets. For 2 years now, nothing has been done about this problem.

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ronaldst Member since:

Biting the hands that feeds you.

Those Android licensing disputes MS launched against their partners probably didn't help the cause either.

Samsung could have easily coerced carriers into carrying both versions of the Galaxy (S2 and Focus S). They're on top of the world right now. There could be a Samsung Focus Ace right now.

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Brunis Member since:

If Microsoft can beat up Sony, they can do the same with Google.

I must have missed this celebrity deathmatch, when the hell-sinki did Microsoft beat Sony up?

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einr Member since:

I'm guessing he's referring to Microsoft's Xbox 360 (very slightly) outselling the Sony Playstation 3.

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0brad0 Member since:

and yet the software is so modern and refreshing. Feels like OS/2 all over again.

and yet IBM did a much better job with OS/2 than M$ is doing with WP 7. WP 7 is EPIC FAIL even compared to OS/2 and BeOS.

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Morgan Member since:

I know you're trolling, but really, how do you figure? As much as I love the BeOS, it was dead in the water before it was a common name even among OS geeks. And OS/2 never stood a chance despite being technically superior to Windows.

Interestingly, both OSes died at Microsoft's hands. If anything, the (prematurely reported) death of Windows Phone is nothing more than well deserved Karma, though I wouldn't count them out just yet.

And lest you flame me as a Microsoft shill etc etc, yes I do like the WP7 OS but I hate the company (as is well known here). With a few tweaks and some openness, WP7 could be the OS that Android would only dream of being. Unfortunately Microsoft has once again crippled a product that could have been great if only they knew what they were doing with it. The same goes for Windows 8 on x86/x64, as far as I'm concerned.

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