Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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Don't forget
by darknexus on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

You may not even get the next major update. Hopefully everyone running wp8 will get 9 or whatever the new update next year will be called but, no matter what you think of wp or Microsoft, you have to acknowledge that they do not have a reliable track record of providing new major versions to "old" hardware for Windows Phone so far.

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RE: Don't forget
by bassbeast on Fri 12th Jul 2013 17:31 in reply to "Don't forget"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Which is why I have to wonder...what IS Ballmer's gameplan? I used to think he was just a lousy CEO, but I don't think anybody could be THAT consistently lousy for this long a period.

So I have to wonder what he is REALLY up to, is he trying to tank the stock so he and gates can take it private like Dell is trying to do with his old company? is he trying to make things so dire that the board won't balk if he tries something radical like splitting off the parts of MSFT he wants and just burning the rest? What is the endgame here?

Because i just don't believe one guy can rise to the level he is at, Gates little buddy or no, while being THAT incompetent. I mean some of the stuff he is doing, like burning the WinPhone 7 users when they don't have much of a market, or giving the bird to the users with win 8.1 by having the "Start Button" slap you right back into the metro that everyone is trying to get the hell away from, this is practically something from a "How to NOT run a business" training video!

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RE[2]: Don't forget
by tylerdurden on Fri 12th Jul 2013 22:11 in reply to "RE: Don't forget"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The mission of the CEO of a publicly traded corporation is to maximize the return on the investment of its shareholders. Do you own any Microsoft stock?

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