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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RE[3]: overstated
by dsmogor on Sun 24th Jun 2012 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: overstated"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

I read it, but did you read my comment?
I explained that sticking to developing for restricted WP7 and maintaining backward compat. will put companies to competitive threat from competitors using better WP8 only apis. This means developing 2 versions , but contrary to say Android 2.1 WP7 has miniscule market share with no growth ahead and leaving little incentive for continued support. The updated SDKs for WP7 will probably end on added WP7.8 features, leaving WinRT and vastly improved animation framework for WP8. Compared to WP8, WP7 looks almost as a feature phone OS.

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RE[4]: overstated
by tomcat on Mon 25th Jun 2012 02:08 in reply to "RE[3]: overstated"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I read it, but did you read my comment?
I explained that sticking to developing for restricted WP7 and maintaining backward compat. will put companies to competitive threat from competitors using better WP8 only apis. This means developing 2 versions , but contrary to say Android 2.1 WP7 has miniscule market share with no growth ahead and leaving little incentive for continued support. The updated SDKs for WP7 will probably end on added WP7.8 features, leaving WinRT and vastly improved animation framework for WP8. Compared to WP8, WP7 looks almost as a feature phone OS.


This is no different than any other mobile OS; in fact, the fragmentation in Android is a lot worse, given the number of models and OS versions.

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RE[5]: overstated
by dsmogor on Mon 25th Jun 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE[4]: overstated"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

It's not really comparable.
Android 2.1 and 4.0 differ mostly in number of Apis and the style guide.
WP7 and WP8 differ in programming paradigm. One that excludes maintaining common codebase with established platform with WP7. That's world of difference.

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