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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RE: Window 8 universal update
by helf on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC in reply to "Window 8 universal update"
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"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:

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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helf Member since:

That is true. But You have the same issue with Android lacking upgrades. So the matter of WP7.x devices not getting WP8 isn't that big of an issue, imo. Granted, it sucked. I would have loved to have upgraded my HTC Arrive. But it is a new platform and MS just did not plan that out completely.

From the looks of it, WP7.x was a pilot to see how Metro would be liked as well as to get input and gauge developer like of the system and was a bit of a stop gap till they could develop the innards more.

At this point, it looks like MS has a handle on things and should probably force updates or at least keep them available for older devices, much like Apple.

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