- 09-25-2012, 05:59 PM #26
Well it's actually very important to me now as my mum has said until I get a job I'm stuck with my TITAN (that means no signing 18/24 month contracts either), so if it takes me 5 years to get a job, I got another 5 years left with my TITAN. Before anyone says move out... that's a surefire way to kill me as I can't look after myself properly.
- 09-25-2012, 08:33 PM #28
For me it really doesn't matter, all functionality works the same besides a new start screen. Unfortunately I signed a contract and have to wait until November 2013 to get a new phone at the discounted price. it also gives me another year to just see what apple does with the next iphone (assuming it will be the 5s) or iphone 7 or whatever it will be called, also to see what is in store for WP9 if they do a yearly update. The biggest thing for me is if WP8 will not be upgradable to WP9 and it is November 2013, This will greatly effect me as for my next upgrade.
If it is just a new start screen, then it isn't a big deal. If my phone doesn't get WP 7.8 by January, will also be a big deal as it tells me they aren't serious about previous customers since I am a returning customer (HTC HD7 then my Titan 2)
- 09-26-2012, 12:27 AM #30
- 09-26-2012, 09:00 AM #33
My contract isn't up till June, but if my Titan is still working (and gets 7.8 quickly), I may wait even longer. Titan, even with its faults, has been my best smart phone (out of 2 total, heh). Not going HTC again though, due to its faults.
- 09-26-2012, 09:32 AM #34
- 09-26-2012, 05:01 PM #35
I want 7.8. I bought my Titan this year, so I can't really justify replacing it just yet, especially as a student. If I didn't get it, I'd probably lose a bit of faith in the WP platform.Life couldn't get better, this could be the best day ever.
- 09-26-2012, 05:12 PM #36
If they can force 7.8 to all windows 7.5 phones, why cant they force tango? I just cannot understand that at all. Tango is available. Use the same method they say they will use to get 7.8 to all 7.5 phones for Tango. Stop giving your supporters the damn PR babble.
- 09-27-2012, 04:53 AM #39
I just picked up a Nokia 610 off contract (my first Windows phone, and the second one in our household - it was so cheap!). Since it works so much better than my close to two year old BB Torch (even with the tiny amount of RAM), I won't be grabbing a WP8 phone for at least a few months (need to wait until the current Torch contract is over). The 7.8 update will be nice - but the 7.5 update is working very well for me.:)
- 09-27-2012, 09:27 AM #40
I'm curious, in the past, have there always been hacked custom roms pop up for the updates as we are seeing for 7.8? If so, is there a rough relation where once custom roms pop up, the true update pops up x days/weeks later?
I realize there is no official link from MS, but it would seem MS would be releasing an SDK, from which hacked roms spawn (?), and it would be a milestone toward the release?
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- 09-27-2012, 10:18 AM #41
- 09-27-2012, 12:10 PM #43
The 7.8 update is very important to me. Actually, the update is one of the primary reasons I'm not buying a WP8 device. That and I don't at all have the money to buy my second smartphone in 8 months. Plus I usually keep my phones for at least 2 years before getting a new one and this time is no difference.
The new hardware is cool and I'm very excited about it but my Lumia 800 is probably the best phone I have ever had and it's just to soon to get a new one already. The phone is simply too good for that. ;) I'm very pleased that I'll get the WP8 start screen to my phone in WP7.8. That is the most important thing. Other than that I'm not really missing anything so it's a keeper for now. Wireless charging, NFC and all the will come later. :)
- 09-29-2012, 01:23 PM #45
I had Tracfone for a while, and now I am getting ready to switch to Ting. They will be supporting the HTC Arrive in November and then offering a Windows Phone 8 device in February or March of next year. So, until I can afford to spend over $500 on a Win 8 device, I will be sticking with the Arrive!
So, yes, the 7.8 update is important to me and I look forward to getting it! Hopefully sonner rather than later.
- 01-11-2013, 01:38 AM #46
It's very important i mean look at the Lumia 900 that a lot of people went crazy over, they haven't finished one out of there two year contract and if they got it for full retail price why would someone wanna spend another $500+ on a WP8 device. I got the HTC HD7S because the resolution is better than the HD7 and T-Mobile 3G bands work on it fine now but I still want 7.8 because the resealable tiles gives me more customization. The apps in the marketplace seem to be separate from windows phone 8 apps since applications have been released for each OS at different times which probably means that 1st and 2nd gen users will be able to use apps like facebook for another 2-3 years.