Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
Windows So, Windows Phone 7.5. I love it - warts and all. It has its issues, but it's so distinctive and fun it's pretty hard to not like it. So, for me, those three other people, and that cow, Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8. It brings lots of cool new features, is built upon the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its lower levels with Windows 8, and oh, not a single current Windows Phone 7 device will be upgraded to it.
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Microsoft to early adopters ... Haha
by dindin on Wed 20th Jun 2012 19:09 UTC
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I cannot believe Nokia would do this to Lumia owners. Even Apple supported early iPhones for 2+ years. I hope they have some kind of an exchange/upgrade program. Pretty much most of the new apps coming out will be for WP8. I cannot run those on my Lumia.

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shmerl Member since:

It wasn't Nokia's decision - it's MS's. Do you really trust them about anything?

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cdude Member since:

Exactly. Nokia cannot decide or do anything. Microsoft does not really care and focus on the next generation. Nokia would spend the resources to upgrade Lumia to Apollo just to be able to still sell something till Apollo is there. But they cannot. Its not there software, they are just users and only can accept whatever Microsoft decides.

That is the price you have to pay if your core-business relies so much on the good-will of somebody else.

Edited 2012-06-21 09:12 UTC

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Carewolf Member since:

Do what? Continue to support them with new OS versions eventhough the new top version has too high requirements??

Did you see Apple release a special low-end version of iOS that iPhone 3G could upgrade to? You know, instead of the iOS 4 which was too slow and crashy on that older device?

Edited 2012-06-21 11:23 UTC

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Adurbe Member since:

Nokia wouldnt have signed up to Windows Phone without a full roadmap and requirements therein.

They Knew this was happening. You can bash MS for not updating every phone thus far (there is some merit to this) but I think it is wrong to paint Nokia as a company caught completely by surprise. (even Thom predicted this from the outset :-p)

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