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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What did you expect?
by Ultimatebadass on Fri 1st Feb 2013 22:56 UTC
Ultimatebadass
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2006-01-08

From the announcement of no upgrade from 7 to 8 on old phones I think it was pretty clear that 7.8 was an empty gesture, a PR-ish damage control move nothing more.

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RE: What did you expect?
by cdude on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 09:49 in reply to "What did you expect?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

I do remember that when WP 7 launched Microsoft promised at least 2 big updates. That was back then part of there argumentation. Windows Phone is supported and receives updates for a long time to come unlike Android.

Mango was huge and very much needed but that was it. I don't count 7.8 as the second big update, really not. What stays from that promise is that Windows Phone is not different from Android (excluding Nexus and CyanogenMod) when it comes to updates. What I blame them for is that central marketing message for Windows Phone was very different from how it played out. If they do not want or can not keep such promises then just not promise.

Edited 2013-02-02 09:51 UTC

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RE[2]: What did you expect?
by Nelson on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:19 in reply to "RE: What did you expect?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Mango had a set of post updates, which when viewed together, is a fair sized release.

Following Mango users received something like four small updates with various improvements. One of them included a 4G LTE stack for capable devices, no small feat.

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