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[10]: Nexus Line
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Nexus Line"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The majority of Windows Phone users are on the latest major version for their devices. Windows Phone 7 devices do not have an upgrade path to 8.0, but rather go on to 7.8 .


What? By extension, every Android device is on its latest version too. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Focus Epic 4G MyTouch BBQ 's latest version is Android 2.3 - not 4.2. There is no 4.2 for said device, just as much as there is no WP8 for the HD7.

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RE[11]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:22 in reply to "RE[10]: Nexus Line"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Sure, if that's what you'd like to keep telling yourself.. but then again, that made up phone doesn't have a clear update path after 2.3, whereas users on 7.1.8773 do through 7.8.

In fact, that's probably the only OS revision to ever be officially released for that phone, and that's where my chief disagreement is.

Windows Phone 7 users have a clear roadmap into the future. Android devices stuck on say, 2.3, don't really.

I still can't believe you refuse to accept the differences.

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RE[11]: Nexus Line
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:44 in reply to "RE[10]: Nexus Line"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

The reason there is no update is purely carrier driven....WP7 devices have another update coming and MS may continue to update the devices until WP8 eclipses the platform.

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