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]: Of course!
by gmlongo on Thu 19th Apr 2012 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Of course!"
gmlongo
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Current WP7 devices ARE getting upgraded to the next version of the OS. Apollo is NOT the next version...

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RE[3]: Of course!
by roblearns on Thu 19th Apr 2012 18:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Of course!"
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2010-09-13

[quote]Current WP7 devices ARE getting upgraded to the next version of the OS. Apollo is NOT the next version...[/quote]

Unimportant distinction duly noted and filed away.

So the Lumia 900 can't be upgraded to the next major release that's coming out later this year - is that carefully worded enough? No, quibble a bit more?

Anyway, long story short the major news outlets are having trouble reporting the news, being stymied by this cleverness of words - and average consumer can't tell if they are getting WIndows Phone 8 or not, for the phone they just bought, and for which they likely now have a 2 year contract extension.

I appreciate OSNews just spelling it out.

Edited 2012-04-19 18:07 UTC

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