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 tylerdurden on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: No confidence"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Most customers do not give a shit about what a kernel is, and why it's change is, apparently according to you, an "once in a life time event"... even though Microsoft has changed their phone OS kernel 3 times in less than 4 years.

In any case. Being just as crappy, or crappier, than your competitors is a very very very poor value proposition.

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RE[3]: No confidence
by Nelson on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:18 in reply to "RE[2]: No confidence"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

They've changed their phone OS kernel exactly once. CE to NT.

Windows Mobile and Windows Phone use the same kernel (albeit a later revision of it, but it was still CE)

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RE[4]: No confidence
by tylerdurden on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 22:31 in reply to "RE[3]: No confidence"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

We can get into all sorts of pedantic definitions of what a kernel is or constitutes. But from the points of view of the end user and developer, Microsoft has released 3 different somewhat incompatible phone OSs in less than 4 years.

That the last iteration of incompatibility is due to different kernel families involved, an event that apparently only happens "once in a lifetime," becomes sort of moot.

Edited 2013-02-03 22:33 UTC

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