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  1. matty032's Avatar
    Wanting to purchase, but worried it won't be upgradable to Windows Phone 10. Anyone know???
    10-30-2014 10:14 AM
  2. sufran's Avatar
    Mostly... It will. Go buy it man.
    10-30-2014 10:15 AM
  3. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Hey Matty,

    I'm in the opposite camp of most here. I'm willing to bet that either a) It won't get upgraded or b) it will get a cut version of Win 10. I just have absolutely zero faith in Microsoft when it comes to major changes in the OS. I think we will be looking at another 7-8 change up here where it just won't happen. I know people have said that 7-8 was a major kernel change and such, but it's just been to much of a pattern since they started the new system.

    That said, GO GET AN M8... you will miss the camera button at first, and probably the ability to zoom with the camera, but once you get over that... You will have the best Windows Phone experience ever. As someone that wasn't thrilled with the 8.1 changes, the M8 has really blown me away. It is the first handset I've used that actually runs Windows Phone instead of just working. Multitasking is buttery smooth and the build is just premium to the max. Even if they discontinued it tomorrow, I would not regret owning one. About the only issue I have is I didn't wait for the T-Mobile version (which isn't a big deal since the VZW one ships unlocked) that may have MMS APN editing available.
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    10-30-2014 10:53 AM
  4. matty032's Avatar
    My wife has the M8, and yes its the best phone period. I am just wishy washy as far as buying it for myself. I an curious what phones MS is gonna come out with. Hopefully better quality since Nokia is out of the picture now. But, I sure do want the M8......grrrrrr
    10-30-2014 01:34 PM
  5. waazzupppp's Avatar
    I can say this though... The M8 is the first phone that the folks at XDA will be able to really manipulate. I'm talking that eventually, the mods for this device could be up there with the HD2...

    Just the unlocking of the bootloader to figure out...
    10-30-2014 03:23 PM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    waazzupppp, What lack of camera zooming are you referring to? Not enough zoom? Quality of zoom? Mine zooms more than I usually need.
    10-30-2014 07:29 PM
  7. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Most WP8 phones will get 10, the new ones like the M8 will for sure get it.
    11-04-2014 09:39 AM
  8. scotiez's Avatar
    Microsoft is making windows 10 to be used on all windows devices. I see no reason why the HTC One M8 will not get the update as this phone is really over kill on running the windows phone operating system. Also from reports that I have seen windows 10 for phones will probably not be ready for public until late 2015. So I am not to worried about it as 8.1 I am totally happy with. My biggest plus is how well it works with my home computer and laptop.
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    11-05-2014 07:09 AM
  9. AR2186's Avatar
    Wanting to purchase, but worried it won't be upgradable to Windows Phone 10. Anyone know???
    Yes it will. Look no further than the fact that its the first Windows Phone to drop the Windows Phone brand name ("M8 for Windows") because there will not be a Windows Phone as of Spring 2015.

    As far as Windows 10 is concerned, at VERY WORST you will be able to upgrade with the Preview for Developers, which will be the full OS, so you may be missing some firmware tweaks. That said, HTC doesn't really customize their firmware the way Nokia does, so with the exception of some potentially unoptimized drivers, it will work and I would be surprised to see this be a huge deal as Microsoft kind of needs a successful HTC and will likely provide support
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    11-05-2014 07:16 AM
  10. waazzupppp's Avatar
    waazzupppp, What lack of camera zooming are you referring to? Not enough zoom? Quality of zoom? Mine zooms more than I usually need.
    When you zoom at all, the lower pixel resolution just pixilates the image to an unusable point. That said, I just get closer.
    11-14-2014 08:52 PM
  11. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    When you zoom at all, the lower pixel resolution just pixilates the image to an unusable point. That said, I just get closer.
    Thats really the only advantage of higher MP in a camera. The rest lands on the sensor and software.
    11-15-2014 09:48 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    When you zoom at all, the lower pixel resolution just pixilates the image to an unusable point. That said, I just get closer.
    LMAO get closer? What if you CANT get closer to an object. If I am taking a picture of a scene or animal perhaps and I can't close, the M8 would be ridiculously useless because zooming in would make it catastrophic.
    11-15-2014 09:47 PM
  13. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    LMAO get closer? What if you CANT get closer to an object. If I am taking a picture of a scene or animal perhaps and I can't close, the M8 would be ridiculously useless because zooming in would make it catastrophic.
    Zooming in with a cellphone taken image sucks anyway. Until we get optical zoom, it sucks regardless.
    11-16-2014 01:48 PM
  14. cbreze's Avatar
    I came to the M8 from having an icon for about six months. The icon camera does zoom better while maintaining a sharper image. Obviously the more pixels helping out, however The zooming is limited as to how far you can go with it before pixel degradation occurs. I have no issues with the M8 cam and any camera differences between the M8 and lumia is vastly over powered by all the other sweetness on the M8. So to me it really is a non issue. I'm interested to see what microsoft turns out for a flagship device down the road, but for now the M8 is the flagship I'll be carrying for quite awhile I think, I'll be looking ahead to the next incarnation of the M8 for windows. Back on topic, I hope the 10 upgrade is good enough to keep me interested. Not really sure how much I will like it more or less than 8.1.

    Sorry, off topic, but maybe we need some kryptonite for the M8 section :)
    Last edited by cbreze; 11-16-2014 at 02:21 PM.
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    11-16-2014 01:58 PM
  15. Bowlegz's Avatar
    I came to the M8 from having an icon for about six months. The icon camera does zoom better while maintaining a sharper image. Obviously the more pixels helping out, however The zooming is limited as to how far you can go with it before pixel degradation occurs. I have no issues with the M8 cam and any camera differences between the M8 and lumia is vastly over powered by all the other sweetness on the M8. So to me it really is a non issue. I'm interested to see what microsoft turns out for a flagship device down the road, but for now the M8 is the flagship I'll be carrying for quite awhile I think, I'll be looking ahead to the next incarnation of the M8 for windows. Back on topic, I hope the 10 upgrade is good enough to keep me interested. Not really sure how much I will like it more or less than 8.1.

    Sorry, off topic, but maybe we need some kryptonite for the M8 section :)
    Amen!!
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    11-16-2014 03:45 PM
  16. JamesDax's Avatar
    Yes it will.
    11-16-2014 03:59 PM
  17. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Yes it will.
    Be careful... HTC has not announced an upgrade plan for the M8 at this point. It is pretty safe to assume that it will get upgraded, but there is no confirmation of it at this point. The only phones that have been confirmed for Win 10 are the non-carrier dependent Lumia's that have WP 8 now. Even the carriers are mum on if they will update their current Lumia phones or not. Hopefully MS will keep the dev program rolling along so at least there will be that option going forward.
    11-19-2014 01:23 PM
  18. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    To be fair, neither has Samsung.
    11-19-2014 09:14 PM
  19. etphoto's Avatar
    I have no doubt the M8 will get upgraded.
    11-19-2014 09:34 PM
  20. lerimer's Avatar
    Hey Matty,

    I'm in the opposite camp of most here. I'm willing to bet that either a) It won't get upgraded or b) it will get a cut version of Win 10. I just have absolutely zero faith in Microsoft when it comes to major changes in the OS. I think we will be looking at another 7-8 change up here where it just won't happen. I know people have said that 7-8 was a major kernel change and such, but it's just been to much of a pattern since they started the new system.
    C'mon man. Don't try and scare people away. Microsoft has said already that anything able to run windows phone 8.1 will in fact be able to run win10. So the short answer to the OP's question is that YES, the M8 will get windows phone 10. Download the preview for developers app and once your logged in you'll receive the update once MS releases it so you wont have to worry about carriers not releasing....
    11-30-2014 05:15 PM
  21. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Just a heads up... Has the 8X received 8.1 yet? Not across all carrier lines... Did the Lumia 810 get that promised 8.1 update as well? Nope... It was EOL'd instead. What about the carriers blocking the 7.5 to 7.8 updates? Yea, we've been down this road before.

    Now, I'm not out to "scare" people - I've been most vocal about the M8 and how awesome it is. That said, I am not going to expect the update - and if/when it comes, I will be very happy. Instead of the opposite happening in that I would EXPECT the update and not get it and be pissed.

    Overall, the M8, once I figured out the reboot issue was caused by a loose SIM tray, has been the best Windows Phone I've owned. It's better than the Focus, Focus S, Surround, Titan, Radar, Lumia 900, Lumia 710, Lumia 810, Lumia 920 and Lumia 925... I'd put it on par with the performance of the Lumia 1520, but give the features a higher rating. What I am trying to prevent is the backlash when the US carrier don't follow through since they only sold "x" number of units.

    Yes, people can register for the Dev Preview, but then things like your DuoCam or BoomSound might stop working. Worse yet, if there is a fundamental change in the programming that the HTC firmware doesn't accept, then it could just brick the device all together.

    Again, not scaring anyone off, it is the best WP on the market today in my opinion - and I am happy with it running 8.1. When I get a 10 preview and like it, I'll let people know, but until then, it's the best WP 8.1 device around and I'm happy to carry such a great device.
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    12-02-2014 05:16 PM

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