We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By rockstarzzz
  1. rockstarzzz's Avatar

    Posts
    4,883 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,888 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Quoting the poster: (xda-developers - View Single Post - An idea for the poor ones with no WP8 update.)

    I think most people who panicked for not having Windows 8 on their phones are more so because they think:

    a) They won't have new apps instantly
    b) Devs won't develop anything new instantly
    c) New features won't come to their phone instantly

    I've spent my Sunday watching that video from Dev summit again. I am going to swallow my posts from earlier (full of optimism, they were) and say that no, we might after all not get any features from WP8 but only the start screen. But then you know what? I am fine with that.

    Just like you said, OS wise - those who purchased Lumias or Titans, surely were and are happy with the OS as it is, else why would they shell out so many pounds for a phone. Now that we've established that people are happy with their phone in the state in which they bought it, let us talk about 'support'.

    I am fine with the whole idea because, I have convinced myself that new apps won't stop coming instantly, devs won't stop developing instantly, new features won't stop coming to my phone instantly. For at least another year after the launch of WP8, things will stay as they are. Then, WP *might* die. Because I haven't forgotten how long it took them to kill WM6.5, I know it will take them even longer while Nokia uses their Lumias as low end phones.

    Here is an example - An Eclair (2.1 phone) is still being sold and purchased for about 190 on play.com while we have what 2 or 3 (?) Android ICS phones out in the wild? http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4...e/Product.html

    Now if you consider WP7.8 to be WP ICS, then by that analogy, WP7.5 is an Froyo phone for WP range. I don't see why Nokia or any other OEMs can't offer at least for another year, WP7.8 (aka ICS WP) along with WP8 (aka Jelly bean WP). Nokia's Lumia 710 (Mango aka Froyo-like) phone is being sold for 130 currently anyway!

    At least for WP, ALL apps and games run on its Eclair (pre-NoDo), Froyo (Mango), Gingerbread (Tango), WP7.8 (ICS) and WP8 (Jelly bean)!

    What we are forgetting in mid of all these first world crisis is that Nokia's attempt to save itself also includes re-entering the market + attracting those feature phone users for whom WP7 or WP7.5 or WP7.8 = a smartphone because they need a phone to text, call, email and use couple of apps at max!

    I am going to leave this post here and will come back to say I told you so (hopefully) a year after WP8 launch, when MSFT would have supported all the Lumias and Titans for 18 months at least by then
    __________________
    What I say will only **** your head off if you know that your phone was smoked-by-windows-phone
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 06-24-2012 at 02:00 PM.
    vp710 likes this.
  2. ink13's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    I agree with most of it, but for myself wp8 is ICS and 7.8 is gingerbread. So 8 is the cool new thing and 7.8's just okay.. Mhh, not that I won't be happy with 7.8, I actually agree with Microsoft that wp8 should be ''7.8 with new hardware'', that's what I atleast have understood. The first generation wp7 hardware, is more than enough for me, atleast for now.
  3. rockstarzzz's Avatar

    Posts
    4,883 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,888 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by ink13 View Post
    I agree with most of it, but for myself wp8 is ICS and 7.8 is gingerbread. So 8 is the cool new thing and 7.8's just okay.. Mhh, not that I won't be happy with 7.8, I actually agree with Microsoft that wp8 should be ''7.8 with new hardware'', that's what I atleast have understood. The first generation wp7 hardware, is more than enough for me, atleast for now.
    Even with 7.8 without many features, I think WP7.5 and WP7.8 are good enough to be low-end WPs while WP8 lanches with hefty price tags. I doubt if we will have any low-end WP8 phones till mid-2013. They want to make money with the whole ecosystem-craze.
  4. fisci's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    193 Posts
    Global Posts
    195 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    the funniest part about all this news is how everyone on this site hated on dual core, high res, etc.. and now suddenly are like sweet dual core!"
  5. cedarlog's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    386 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    they didn't talk about what features will come to 7.8 or even what new features will come to windows phone 8 other than important features that developers must know
    everything will be more clear on next major event since its more like a Consumer event than a developer event
  6. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    571 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by djdtox View Post
    the funniest part about all this news is how everyone on this site hated on dual core, high res, etc.. and now suddenly are like sweet dual core!"
    I think you imagined that.
  7. Zumanity's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    47 Posts
    Global Posts
    48 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by djdtox View Post
    the funniest part about all this news is how everyone on this site hated on dual core, high res, etc.. and now suddenly are like sweet dual core!"
    I don't think anyone hates innovative and new technology.. we simply said Windows 7, 7.5 did not need this technology to be a worthwhile OS.

Posting Permissions

";