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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RE[2]: Foolish
by jnemesh on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Foolish"
jnemesh
Member since:
2008-04-08

Google has stated that all Android phones will be getting upgrades for at LEAST 18 months after introduction. Try another one, troll.

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RE[3]: Foolish
by helf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Foolish"
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2005-07-06

It's called a joke. I'm sorry it flew that far over your head.

If you've paid any attention to the android ecosystem since it's inception, you'd realize that carriers and makers have an extremely lacklustre history of support.

Falling back to calling someone a troll because you cant string together a coherent retort is just poor form.

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RE[4]: Foolish
by jnemesh on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Foolish"
jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

My reply was coherent.

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RE[3]: Foolish
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 19th Apr 2012 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Foolish"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Google is not in control of the versions of android that the manufacturers provide for handsets, and the carriers certify. You are referring to a number of manufacturers that together promised to provide updates to phones for newer versions of Android, if they are capable of supporting them.

Well, guess what, many high end phones are not capable of supporting newer versions of android with in that time frame and even if they are, it takes forever for manufacturers to update them due to their own customizations and carrier certification requirements.

So your statement while based off of a true pledge, really hasn't been consumers experience.

The "troll" comment above is much closer to reality.

However, if you are smart enough to buy a phone supported by cyanogen mod, then the support for your phone is much more assured. Which is more than any windows phone 7 owner can hope for. Android support for older phones isn't great, but its better than anything else out there.

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RE[4]: Foolish
by helf on Thu 19th Apr 2012 18:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Foolish"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, I'll definitely go with you here. If I got another Android phone, it would ONLY be one that cyanogen supports. Their support for handsets really is commendable.

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