Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 11:55 UTC
Windows I'm back from my vacation to the US, the jetlag has mostly passed, so back to OSNews it is! So, Windows 8 has been out for only a little while, and we're already moving on to the next 'version' of Windows. Version is between quotation marks, because unlike previous releases, this doesn't appear to be the a monolithic single release. Instead, Windows Blue, as it's currently codenamed, is more of a procedural change than a technical change: Windows is moving to yearly releases for all devices - PC, tablet, phone.
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Window 8 universal update
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:28 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Window 8 universal update across all devices: Yes
Windows phone 8 universal update across all devices: No.

I mean how many windows phone 7 devices are up-gradable to windows phone 8? Zero?

I understand the switch from windows ce to windows nt kernel was a big one,but they haven't proved they can do a major phone upgrade across devices. Until they do, I'm assuming they can't based on past history.

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RE: Window 8 universal update
by helf on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:49 in reply to "Window 8 universal update"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

"past history" ? Like all the phones that were upgradeable from WM2002 to WM5 to 6 to 6.1 to 6.5? Quite a few old Windows Mobile phones were officially upgraded several times. Just Because MS failed to manage or plan properly for WP7.x -> WP8 transition does not mean much.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not all Windows Mobile 2003 devices were upgradable to 5. I'm not as sure about the 5 to 6, but I don't think they all were. I do know that windows mobile 6.5 and kin were not up-gradable to 7. So even if they pulled off upgrading some 2003 devices to 5 and some of those to 6, recently they haven't done it well.

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