- 02-25-2013, 11:50 PM #26
- 02-26-2013, 01:34 AM #28
- 02-26-2013, 01:53 AM #31
- 02-26-2013, 01:54 AM #32
- 02-26-2013, 02:09 AM #33
As previously mentioned, WP7 just got Skulls of the Shogun, which is widely considered one of the best games on WP. I think what most are missing, is that as long as there is a market in which money can be earned, devs will service it. WP7 is now bigger than it ever was. That still isn't huge, but big enough to sustain it for a while to come.
- 02-26-2013, 03:04 PM #36
What? This phenomenon hasn't occurred ever. So when you say your WP7 is dead, it doesn't turn on or it does turn on but shows face of Lady Gaga? I hope Microsoft stops killing phones like this because what's the point buying a phone that works and does everything it says on the box and then some, but then all of a sudden after 10-15 months stops doing all of that!?
- 02-26-2013, 03:28 PM #37
Best guess is this will become like Android and Apple. Portico compliant apps will be the last major upgrade. The user base is too small and the goal is to sell new phones every two years.
Windows 8 phones will see Blue later this year and at best one more major update after that (my speculation) next year around this time and that will be missing HD features and some others that won;t work on the 920 era phones. By the time two new generations of hardware hits in Nov 2013 and then 2014 forget it. Developers will code for the new OS and hardware by Nov 2014. Then the initial 920s are off contract.
- 02-26-2013, 03:33 PM #38
02-26-2013, 04:40 PM #39
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i had Focus S & now i have Lumia 920, i do understand your frustration, but MS had a valid reason to not to update WP 7.5 to WP 8.0 because it was totally different kernel. And i am sure developers are not going to develop for a platform that is dead, if MS repeats this with WP 8.0, the can kiss good bye to mobile platform, it will be a joke.
- 02-26-2013, 05:23 PM #40
That is like saying an OS that runs on Ivy Bridge (2012 x86 CPU model) can't run on a Sandy Bridge (2011 x86 CPU model). It's friggen' ridiculous. Logically, it's the exact same CPU, one of them is just somewhat faster at executing the exact same instructions. Sorry for picking on you. I've just seen this utter BS repeated once to often. Nothing personal.
- 02-26-2013, 06:17 PM #42
I think WP8 dead. look at the OEMS what are they doing? not much... Nokia? all low end middle range device one high end. If anything WP will become the low end OS. even if Nokia puts out another high end device it will be exclusive only which hurts almost as much as there exclusive apps help there cause.
02-26-2013, 06:26 PM #43
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The upper-end segment of smartphones costing more than $250 grew by only 23 percent during the same period."
02-26-2013, 06:49 PM #44
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I went from WM6.5.7 to WP8 Portico OS and never had a chance to use WP7, WP7.5, WP7.8 platform.
But what Microsoft did to me with WM6.5 will happen to you with WP7.8 I give it 9 months more till WP8 First birthday!
Coming from WM6.5 I feel for you WP7.8 users!
- 02-26-2013, 06:59 PM #45
I hope not. I'm already disturbed @ the different support. I mean I guess it'd be no big deal if my NL900 was one of those devices that can run another operating system if desired in the long run like the N9 and HD2 (which 4 some reason seems to never die). Otherwise, besides lacking some apps and web abilities I could do on my Skyrocket, I like my Lumia. Sometimes when reading around, it does seem like WP7 just kinda got the boot. I'll never understand why the NL800 was upgraded to the NL 900 only for tge NL 920 to come out a few months later... But oh well.
- 02-26-2013, 07:48 PM #46
Do you still get updates? Do you still get Nokia Support? How often have you wanted an app that is only available on WP8 (often, rarely, never)? Is there some killer OS feature you really want, that is only available on WP8? If you don't feel left behind in those areas (compared to WP8, not Android or iOS), then I don't think your device "got the boot".
- 02-26-2013, 10:26 PM #48
For official support, yes. (With the exception for Nokia in most cases)
When it comes to the developer ring, no.
Sure, there's only a few custom ROM's out there for WP7.x but some offer interop, even full unlock. Don't even mention the multitude of homebrew apps on Bazaar...
- 02-27-2013, 08:32 AM #49
Maybe its not dead *yet*, but it WILL be; and that's a reality which I can't understand why so many people have a hard time accepting.
Sometimes a device or technology outlives its time and goes on to become a legend - like the Commodore 64 or VHS (you can still buy cassettes btw).
Yet sometimes it dies without having lived it's full life - killed maybe by its maker or rendered obsolete by other tech. Or sometimes it's killed just because it wasn't worth investing into anymore.
Yes, you bought your shiny Lumia 800/900 weeks before WP8 was announced and you're angry there's nothing new for it. We get it. But that's just one of the risks you took when choosing to becoming an Early Adopter.
If you think you're angry, think about all the people who bought a Digital Audio Tape, HD-DVD player, PSP-Go, Kin phone, Logitech Revue (Google TV), or an hp TouchPad...
- 02-27-2013, 09:04 AM #50
At least the TouchPad still lives on with CM10. It's funny that the devices you mentioned are fairly recent. You should have seen what people were plunking down for a Betamax when minimum wage was $3.10/hr and a new Accord was $4,000.
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