- 06-26-2012, 02:49 PM #1
- 06-26-2012, 04:09 PM #4
“We care very deeply for our Windows Phone 7.5 customers, Microsoft corporate vice president Terry Myerson says during the presentation. “And because of this, I’m happy to share today that we are creating an update for Windows Phone 7.5 customers that brings to them what we believe is the marquee feature of Windows Phone 8: the new Start experience.”
- 06-26-2012, 04:22 PM #5
LOL! .... first of all . I could write a better Article about how we are getting features..
your taking the word of a guy claiming is Information on * HE SAID SHE SAID * .....
joe belfiore saidthere is MORE Features to come and that the Ui is not the only changes.
Terry Myerson said .
And because of this, I’m happy to share today that we are creating an update for Windows Phone 7.5 customers that brings to them what we believe is the marquee feature of Windows Phone 8: the new Start experience.”that WP7.8 Wont be able to RUN Native Code apps/games
SOOOO what your telling me is that Both MS employes / partners /colleagues are contradicting them self's...
HE SAID SHE SAID... we dont even know what Features WP8 are getting .. let alone WP7.8
Can we stop the Rumors?
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06-26-2012, 04:28 PM #6
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The Windows Phone 8 announcement was aimed at developers the only real nod to the average joe was the new start screen which he alluded to himself. He also said that they will announce the phone user type functionality at a later date.
So all we actually know is that 7.5 users will get 7.8 and which will definately have the start screen much more than that we do not know. Heck we know next to squat about WP8 other than some additional screen resolutions, native code, VOIP integration and hardware specifications supported.
06-26-2012, 05:16 PM #7
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MS didn't give a straight answer on the status of WP7 customers being upgraded to WP8 for a long time, and then when they did, what they said disappointed large sections of their user base. Note, I'm not saying the majority, but it's certainly been a very vocal segment.
Now they aren't clarifying what improvements other than UI they are going to add to WP 7.8. Based on recent history, they haven't exactly generated a lot of good will or trust they will take care of their customers who are currently on this platform (dependent on your perspective, certainly).
Given that's the case, why should they get the benefit of the doubt?
06-26-2012, 07:09 PM #8
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Any extra announced features would do MS no good right now. It would get drowned out by people upset about what they aren't getting.
If there are added features beyond the start screen, they'll likely be announced after some of the complaining has died down a little. At that point it may actually make a positive impact as opposed to being drowned out.
- 06-27-2012, 01:00 AM #9
Selfcreation, can you point me to where Joe said that the 7.8 update would bring more than the start screen? This is what I recall:
- WP8: platform features presented. More user-facing features to be announced at a later date.
- WP7.8: we're going to bring over the new start screen to make it look like you have WP8.
- 06-27-2012, 08:41 AM #11
06-27-2012, 09:08 AM #12
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To be honest the new start screen is more than I thought we would get so I'm happy enough already.
The fact they never answered the question if WP7 would be upgradable to WP8 made it pretty clear it was never going to happen so I'm not expecting anything more.
- 06-27-2012, 10:27 AM #15
but I find it very unlikely that we are ONLY getting the new UI after they say that they will continue to offer support for wp7.8 .. a new UI isnt much support , hehe
**** most OS's UI now can be changed with apps. lol ...
ether way will see.
if WP7.5 phones could get WP8 OEM and RTMs would also need to write new drivers for does phones witch means more time/cash for every one one.
also OEM could also chose not to make the drivers witch means that some Phones on some carriers would be left out! witch would suck even more.
- 06-27-2012, 10:33 AM #16
Here is a good reason. Assuming proper drivers are available for all legacy devices (would most likely never happen), telling 10M people they have to hard reset their "perfectly working phones", and lose everything in order to install a new OS, with a few new "non hardware specific features". That my friend, would be a marketing and support nightmare, although it would make the techies (probably less than 5% of the WP user base) happy.
The alternative is to plug your phone into your PC, and 20 minutes later, get a phone that works the same as before and looks just like the ones in the new commercials. That will appease the other 95%. Sorry, but majority rules here. Microsoft is doing the right thing for their users and shareholders.
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- 06-27-2012, 10:57 AM #17
Don't come on this forum and claim you think you know why MS did what they did and act like they just stuck it to you. You have no clue. And it's not your freaking money to dictate how to spend it either. You bought a phone...you got what you paid for. You didn't buy a 50% share in MS with your phone...you bought a phone...thats it! give them your opinion and stop acting like you sat in on the board meetings and with the R&D Dept for the past 2 years. Cuz I'm pretty sure you didn't
- 06-27-2012, 11:10 AM #18
In what universe is this doing right by the users? This is the exact opposite of doing right by the users. This is more like screwing the users the only people who were stupid enough to support this company in their venture because they thought it showed promise. Without the users Windows Phone would have been a dead effort that had the same impact Meego had. MS dumped Windows Mobile 6.5 because they had to go a different direction that much was clear. So they dumped it and gave us Windows Phone 7. A new OS with a completely new need from OEM's and then in two years time they are dumping that now. This isn't an upgrade path this is a complete dump of your current user base.
So maybe some of you have a frigging old LG windows phone from eons ago good for you you can upgrade but like it or not the Nokia Lumia line probably has been the most successful windows phone line and the Lumia 900 made the biggest splash so far and all those people's phones are only a few months old so now they have to wait 1.5 years and likely without any app support with a dead platform (And no the 3 or 4 apps from Nokia mean nothing). What makes you think they will stick with Windows Phone when they are finally able to upgrade? At least Apple made sure the 3GS users can use iOS6 a phone that is older than many Windows Phones. Android is so fragmented developers have to cater to a larger market. But what incentive does Windows Phone 7 give developers I don't see anything that would make them want to develop apps for it anymore. They can make a Windows 8 app that will run on PC's and Phones and what not or something for a dead platform.
This is not right by the shareholders or the users. Look at Nokia's financial status now THAT tells you what the shareholders really think.
- 06-27-2012, 11:36 AM #19
I'm in Canada like a few others on this board with New NOKIA'S on 3 year CONTRACTS.
Terry Myerson's said for WP8 18 months support, how does that help NOKIA WP7.5 owners?
Microsoft CAN do better than just the "new Start experience"!!
Or subsidized prices for NOKIA owners to upgrade to new NOKIA WP8 devices!!
- 06-27-2012, 12:01 PM #20
- 06-27-2012, 01:18 PM #23
I am making a promise to myself:
After this comment, I will do NO MORE POSTS on WP 7.8 until new information comes out.
A good portion of us have tied an anchor to our legs and thrown ourselves off the deep end here. On one hand, all of you saying that this 7.8 means end of the line, no support, and basically the WP parade is kicking out our floats need to just stop. OF COURSE there will be support for our devices. It is a great selling point to future customers that WP is supported. I am sure 7.8 will be a good update, and that app development will continue. I have made the point before: WP7 apps are compatable to WP8 devices. App developers that are not designing with the new hardware in mind wil get more hits if they write for all WP devices, at least until WP8 is the dominate OS version. So relax.
On the other hand, it truly isn't all sunshine and roses. I was among the most vocal of the supporters thinkng that WP8 (minus hardware restrictions) was coming to at least 2nd gen devices. If the 7.8 is less, then MS has let us down. It is a very real concern, and okay for people to worry. Why wouldn't every one of us on WP Central sign this petition, even if (like me) you are fairly sure MS will do right by us? It is a wise move, having their customers voices heard. If nothing else, maybe confirmation will be released. Maybe they will include some functionality they were not planning on based on pressure from their current users who they DO NOT want to lose to Apple, Android, or even the new and improved BlackBerry.
Even keel, everyone, even keel. Sign the petition (in my opinion), then wait to see what is announced and be optimistic.
And quit slamming each other. Way to negative in these 7.8 discussion boards.
And now it is 29, 155 votes.....
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- 06-27-2012, 02:50 PM #25