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[11]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:22 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Nexus Line"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Microsoft has only confirmed the release date one time.

However, maybe your updated phone is powerful enough to let you invent reality.

You shouldn't be so quick to assume I haven't done my research, because I had, and knew the answer to the question before I asked you.

I just figured maybe forcing you to do a little work, and actually find out that you were wrong the old fashioned way, will give you some sort of caution towards making factless assertions in the future.

How you can show a chronic disregard for the facts is insulting, and especially ironic given I'm the one who supposedly couldn't be bothered to fact check.

Edited 2012-12-13 06:27 UTC

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RE[12]: Nexus Line
by Morgan on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:36 in reply to "RE[11]: Nexus Line"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm going to ignore your attempts to make me angry with your pointless hyperbole.

The fact is, Microsoft has been promising 7.8 as a boon to early adopters who were shafted when they chose not to upgrade flagship phones to 8. They told us the soon to be released 7.8 would get us by until we could buy a WP8 phone. But how could it "get us by" if we won't get it until several months after most of us upgrade to a new WP8 phone altogether? Face it, we got shafted and that's it.

You keep forgetting that I was a WP7 user for a very long time, and I still think it's the best phone platform I've ever used. But I'm not going to keep hoping and waiting for more broken promises.

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RE[13]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:48 in reply to "RE[12]: Nexus Line"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


The fact is, Microsoft has been promising 7.8 as a boon to early adopters who were shafted when they chose not to upgrade flagship phones to 8. They told us the soon to be released 7.8 would get us by until we could buy a WP8 phone. But how could it "get us by" if we won't get it until several months after most of us upgrade to a new WP8 phone altogether? Face it, we got shafted and that's it.


Where exactly did they say it would be released along side WP8?


Here's the semi-good news: Microsoft will make available an interim update to all existing Windows Phone users that will bring at least one of the Apollo features to their devices. In Windows Phone OS 7.8 -- which is coming some time after Apollo phones start shipping (Microsoft isn't saying when)


(source: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsofts-windows-phone-8-ther... on the day WP8 was unveiled)

I've even bolded it for you so you'll notice it. Windows Phone 8 only went on sale in earnest in November. I think early 2013 is well within the "sometime after Apollo" timeframe.

Complain when they actually slip the deadline, which is possible, but don't complain before for the sake of complaining. I don't really care if you've used Windows Phone for two seconds or two years, it doesn't make you any less wrong.

I'm pretty sure that as a developer who has to target 7.8, I've spent more time looking into the issue of when it will be out, and what it will contain, than you.

Hopefully, in light of this new evidence you admit you are wrong.

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