1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    This isn't a bring back Zube rant or anything, I just wanna know if It'd be technically possible to bring back Zune and rebrand it as XBM witha GDR or something
    07-05-2014 02:14 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd imagine Microsoft could use the name Zune or any other name of an old discontinued product it wanted to, since it owns the rights to that name. Even Bob could probably be resurrected.

    However, I doubt if Microsoft would reuse names of products that were considered commercial failures.
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    07-05-2014 02:52 PM
  3. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    No, not the Zune name. The Zune product itself, just with all the hooks and stuff pointing at Xbox Music and all Zune references replaced with XBM
    07-05-2014 03:04 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    No, not the Zune name. The Zune product itself, just with all the hooks and stuff pointing at Xbox Music and all Zune references replaced with XBM
    It may seem as simple as ctrl+f all references to Zune and replacing it, but retrofitting old code can very quickly become a big mess, starting from scratch probably was for the best.

    I imagine them thinking "screw it, we'll start all over"

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    07-05-2014 03:11 PM
  5. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    An official feature request to bring back Zune was already posted in the official Microsoft feature request forum. They closed the thread and labeled it DENIED despite an overwhelming number of votes to bring back Zune. As much as we want it to, it's not happening.

    They did open up the xbox music API so hopefully someone will develop something better than the train wreck that is Xbox Music.
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    07-05-2014 11:35 PM
  6. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    An official feature request to bring back Zune was already posted in the official Microsoft feature request forum. They closed the thread and labeled it DENIED despite an overwhelming number of votes to bring back Zune. As much as we want it to, it's not happening.

    They did open up the xbox music API so hopefully someone will develop something better than the train wreck that is Xbox Music.
    That was to bring back Zune sync, threads about Zune are still open
    07-06-2014 03:15 AM
  7. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Even of that were true, if they're telling you they aren't going to allow you to use Zune to sync your music why would they "bring back" Zune? Wouldn't allowing people to sync with Zune essentially BE bringing back Zune?
    07-06-2014 12:29 PM
  8. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Even of that were true, if they're telling you they aren't going to allow you to use Zune to sync your music why would they "bring back" Zune? Wouldn't allowing people to sync with Zune essentially BE bringing back Zune?
    Do you mind reading the OP? I am curious about the technical possibility
    07-06-2014 04:01 PM
  9. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Do you mind reading the OP? I am curious about the technical possibility
    It's technically possible but not realistically feasible.

    They are vetted into Xbox and will not return to recoding Zune to work properly
    07-06-2014 04:06 PM
  10. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Do you mind reading the OP? I am curious about the technical possibility
    I read the original post. You want a hypothetical if to a question that was already been established as not going to happen? Are you writing a research paper?
    07-07-2014 12:03 AM
  11. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I read the original post. You want a hypothetical if to a question that was already been established as not going to happen? Are you writing a research paper?
    No. Just curious. And since I'm not a cat I was hoping it wouldn't kill me.


    Mods- The question has been answered, please lock this thread.
    07-07-2014 02:35 AM

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