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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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How Desktop agnostic is Windows Phone 7? Does it mount as a USB drive? Are the music files sanely stored with the same file names before you transferred, or do they end up with random numerical names?

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It's in no way desktop agnostic, lol. It supports syncing under windows and OSX.

That is the most annoying part for me but it really hasnt been an issue. I run win7 on my desktop for various reasons (games, etc) and I occasionally sync my phone to it.

WP7 uses MTP, iirc, so it can, in theory, sync with other programs. You can't mount it as a mass storage device, though.

None of this matters to me, though, because I have a tablet that I use for everything and my phone is... a phone and light internet terminal.

But you do have very valid points which a lot of people should take into consideration.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Interesting. Well, MTP is kinda supported in Linux with libmtp. I've never tried it because I don't have a device that supports MTP.

There are also some androids that have MTP support. Sounds like its going to be the future there.

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