Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:25 UTC
Windows A few days ago, Microsoft released the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for all those users who will be stuck on Windows Phone 7 forever because there's no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 other than buying a new phone. Now that it's here, what, exactly, does WP7.8 to the table?
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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by jnemesh on Fri 1st Feb 2013 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
jnemesh
Member since:
2008-04-08

Very misleading comparing phone OS updates to desktop OS updates. If I have a 2 year old PC, I wont get a new OS for free (unless I am smart and running Linux!), but I CAN run the new OS! Not true of WP7 devices! You can not hack it to run WP8, no matter what. Other Android phones that didn't get official upgrades can be upgraded if you know what you are doing...my 2 1/2 year old Sprint Epic has Jelly Bean loaded on it, even though it never got that as an "official" upgrade. Are these phones out of beta yet?

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by bentoo on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 16:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Not true of WP7 devices! You can not hack it to run WP8, no matter what.


Sure you can. There are even WP8 ROMs for the HTC HD2! Of course, it's just about as usable as a Nexus One running ICS.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by elektrik on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 19:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

...except the example you gave, the HD2 was a Windows MOBILE phone, not a Windows 7 phone.....

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by saso on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

Of course, it's just about as usable as a Nexus One running ICS.

Do you have a Nexus One with ICS?

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by dsmogor on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Are you sure its WP8? I heard abou RT but not WP.

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