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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:45 UTC
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it has always been this way. windows on arm has most recently been demonstrated on tegra 3 and snapdragon s4. meanwhile nobody uses windows phones, and the hardware is more like a toaster. take a shot in the dark if they'll be upgradeable or not. der

not to mention windows on arm has been renamed to RT and has been delayed past windows 8. so a launch this year.. only if they're lucky. when it does launch everything new will be 28nm, even tegra...

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