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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by saso on Fri 1st Feb 2013 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
saso
Member since:
2007-04-18

Really no different than any Android phone then. I mean, how many made the jump from GB to ICS or to JB? Look how many haven't even made the incremental step from 4.1 to 4.2.

Google doesn't manage firmware for every Android phone out there, Microsoft does. So if you want to compare like with like, compare it to the Nexus line - software by Google, hardware by an OEM. Also, lots of Android handsets can be flashed with third-party ROMs, breathing new life into otherwise outdated handsets (I'm running the latest Android 4.2.1 on an 3 year old HTC Desire). Try doing that with a phone running WP...

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by JAlexoid on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Actually, Microsoft does not. The firmware still goes to the OEMs.

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