Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 14:34 UTC
Windows In an unexpected turn of events, we're seeing 'FUD' being spread about Microsoft, for once. Lots of articles on the web highlighting how the support lifecycle for Window Phone 7/8 and 8 is to end in July 2014, as if WP8 devices won't be getting any updates beyond that point. This already seemed unlikely early to me, and with my magical unicorn powers of, you know, common sense I already made the assumption that this only applies to versions 7.8 and 8.0 - not 8.5 or 9.0 or whatever the next version will be. WMPowerUser shares my unicorn powers: "On the other hand the OS support date is reset with any never version of the OS, so a Windows Phone 8.5 or 9 update in November 2013 would bring along its own 18 month of security updates. Microsoft has already promised all current Windows Phone 8 handsets will receive the next major version of the operating system."
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by cjcox on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
cjcox
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2006-12-21

I understand your comment, and I'm not trying to soften your slashdot criticism. But obviously we don't know if windows will update Windows Phone.. we don't know if they'll abandon it in 6 months, or a year. We simply do not know. And lately Microsoft hasn't been all about consumer confidence.

Just a minute, I need to update my Zune... err.. oopsie!!

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Nelson on Mon 18th Mar 2013 17:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I understand your comment, and I'm not trying to soften your slashdot criticism. But obviously we don't know if windows will update Windows Phone.. we don't know if they'll abandon it in 6 months, or a year. We simply do not know. And lately Microsoft hasn't been all about consumer confidence.

Just a minute, I need to update my Zune... err.. oopsie!!


I think Zune is a bad comparison. It received a ton of updates, years after it was released. The Zune 30 received firmware updates for something like three or four generations after it.

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