Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows So, last night, Windows Phone 8 got its first update - specifically for the HTC 8X. In this day and age, where iOS is the gold standard and shows the industry how it ought to be done, and Android is the exact opposite, Windows Phone 7 was a bit of an in-between - every phone got every update, but the staggered rollout was slow and frustrating, often due to carrier meddling. How will Windows Phone 8 fare?
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RE[7]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Nexus Line"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

All your excuses can be applied to Android as well. Virtually all applications are available for both Gingerbread and ICS+, with minimal changes.

Fact remains: Windows 7.x is dead in the water, even though it's still being sold. That's a fcuking disgrace, and the fact you are trying to right that wrong is telling, at best, and disingenuous, at worst.


So? That's good that all applications are available, though I dispute that notion to an extent. There are plenty of Android developers who develop for X,Y,Z devices only.

I think we have a fundamental disagreement about Windows Phone 7 being dead. WP8 is not going to hit the price points WP7 did any time soon. WP7 is going to keep being pushed into the low end, and WP8 will remain the mid-high end solution for Microsoft.

At least, that's my read of the situation. However, in your infinite wisdom (like saying that it took the Focus 2 over a year to get Mango), I'm sure you disagree.

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RE[8]: Nexus Line
by cdude on Thu 13th Dec 2012 10:21 in reply to "RE[7]: Nexus Line"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

WP7 is even dead for Nokia. Lots of there last apps only work on WP8. Since WP8 apps not work on WP7 in general and since most including Microsoft gave up on WP7 to promote WP8 the WP7 app store gets close to no new apps at all. No maintaing. As of today its a ghost town. If you not see that you are not using a WP7 device. But no problem, the huge majority does not :-)

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RE[9]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 10:28 in reply to "RE[8]: Nexus Line"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

WP7 is even dead for Nokia. Lots of there last apps only work on WP8. Since WP8 apps not work on WP7 in general and since most including Microsoft gave up on WP7 to promote WP8 the WP7 app store gets close to no new apps at all. No maintaing. As of today its a ghost town. If you not see that you are not using a WP7 device. But no problem, the huge majority does not :-)


Name some of them? I assume you can come up with concrete examples of WP7 being left behind, right?

Except you can't, because you're making it up.

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