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]: No confidence
by socialcarpet on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE: No confidence"
socialcarpet
Member since:
2013-02-02

You bought the wrong phone. I'm sorry to tell you. The 8S is the weakest performer in the entire Windows Phone lineup. It's definitely not fair to evaluate WP8 based on that device. Try a Nokia Lumia 920 if you want to experience this OS the way it was meant to be.

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RE[3]: No confidence
by pandronic on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 06:43 in reply to "RE[2]: No confidence"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I know it's not the best winphone, but the UI is very fluid and all the apps and games work on it. What would the 8X or the 920 offer that this little guy can't besides a larger screen and slightly faster loading apps?


Don't get me wrong, I'm very impressed by the OS and even by the application catalogue. It's really fast, everything is tastefully animated, it looks briliantly but the core problem is that it's too locked down and every app exists in its little bubble.

My first disapointment: I wanted to take some photos, put them in a zip archive and upload them to FTP. No way to do that. My second: I want to be able to change the default keyboard. And I expect many more ... but it's a nice experiment nonetheless.

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RE[4]: No confidence
by Nelson on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:16 in reply to "RE[3]: No confidence"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Hi,

Don't let them tell you otherwise. The 8S is a terrific phone and HTC did a great job.

The problem you describe may not be possible now (due to a lack of a developer solution), but it is not an inherent limitation in the platform.

It should be possible given the developer investment, there's nothing in the API preventing it from happening.

I realize this isn't a very good answer practically speaking.

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RE[3]: No confidence
by iswrong on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 12:38 in reply to "RE[2]: No confidence"
iswrong Member since:
2012-07-15

You bought the wrong phone. I'm sorry to tell you. The 8S is the weakest performer in the entire Windows Phone lineup. It's definitely not fair to evaluate WP8 based on that device. Try a Nokia Lumia 920 if you want to experience this OS the way it was meant to be.


Not everyone wants to spend 599 Euro on a phone (that is too heavy).

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