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[3]: Foolish
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 19th Apr 2012 16:48 UTC 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"
helf Member since:
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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RE[5]: Foolish
by jnemesh on Thu 19th Apr 2012 21:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Foolish"
jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

I LOVED how Samsung shipped the Cyanogen mod team 10 SGS II handsets, and said "Here you go! Only one thing required...just get our phones to work with Cyanogen!" Great stuff! Oh, and then they hire the main guy from Cyanogen to come work for them! This is a company that truly gets it! Maybe Microsoft should learn from their example...

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