The big problem is that it is going to be losing its value like CRAZY. I won't be able to sell it for $200 pretty soon.
No cell phone holds its value, other than an iPhone. These electronics which inevitably become outdated. Not an investment.
Also, my phone has seen ZERO significant updates, NONE.
What are you talking about? Nokia released an update to fix the data issue within 2 weeks of launching the Lumia. I received one other update since then and now my phone is prompting me for a third update. The Tango update is coming and then 7.8 after that.
How long has this phone been out again? How many updates would you expect in less than a year???? :straight:
There is not a soul on this board that would have gotten the 900 or Titan 2 if they were told they wouldn't be getting even a lite version of WP8.
I can only speak for myself, but I had an Android phone I hated and I dealt with it for 5 months because I wasn't really happy with any of the Windows Phones available at the time, but I loved Windows Phone 7.5. Still do. So once the Lumia 900 was announced, I finally had all the pieces in place. The OS I loved and a phone I loved to run it on. Unlike some people here, I didn't stop liking my phone suddenly when I found out in wouldn't be upgradable to WP8. I always knew that was a risk and besides that, major OS updates on phones are often accompanied with problems even when you can do them. Every single person I know who updated an older iPhone to a newer OS has either lost data or had performance issues or both.
I never purchased this phone with the expectation of making a major OS update to it. I don't keep phones long enough to make that worth it. Most people don't. By the time a two year contract is up, there's not only a major OS update, there are also much better, much faster phones to run it on. I will never understand why this is such an issue for some of you guys. Are you keeping your phone for 4 years? I'm not. By the time I'm ready for a new phone, the kinks will be well worked out of WP8 and there will actually be some WP8 exclusive apps to choose from. I'd say the timing will be just about perfect. Until then, I'm perfectly happy to get 7.8. If Microsoft can give me orientation lock and separate volume controls in 7.8 along with the new start screen, I will be ecstatic.
At least of most Android phones I can get OS updates from other sources. This is the definition of fragmentation.
Android has not abandoned it's kernel for a completely new one between updates. I encourage you to read up on the subject. If you learn some more about it, you will realize just how much would have to be done in terms of writing completely new drivers and OEM and component software in order to make an update to WP8 possible on our phones. It would never have been a simple thing, it would have involved flashing the ROM, serious stuff that most people aren't even comfortable doing. Aside from all of the work it would have required of OEM's and component makes for no return on their investment other than making a few entitled whiners happy who would have found another reason to feel slighted anyway.
Android is FAR more fragmented than WP will ever be. In fact, the very reason Microsoft is starting with a new kernel is to avoid fragmentation in the future. On the Android side there are devices with Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.0 and 4.0 ALL ON THE SHELF AT THE SAME TIME and most of them without clear upgrade paths. That is fragmentation. Windows Phone isn't even remotely close to that and it never will be.
When you buy a phone, your not just buying the hardware. If that was the case, I would be able to put any operating system I wanted on it. With the phone, your buying the OS.
Right. You bought Windows Phone 7.5, not Windows Phone 8.
I absolutely love WP but Microsoft dropped the ball big time. They could have easily avoided any controversy by simply giving the 900 and Titan 2 WP8 and giving everything else 7.8.
First of all there would be NOTHING "simple" about that (see above) and if you think that would have avoided any controversy, I want some of what you're smoking. Every person out there with a WP other than a Lumia 900 or Titan 2 would have make a huge stink and been crying and whining about it (just like they are now)
Microsoft is creating an image here of "buyer beware." I probably won't be able to afford a brand new phone (I'm on Straight Talk so no free/cheap phones). I may look toward a quality Android phone considering that a high end Android drops in prices quickly due to the amount of new phones. I pray that Microsoft/Nokia does some type of program that allows 900 users to trade in phones for a decent amount of money.
A buyer should always beware. I don't know where people ever got the idea that it was completely normal to expect major OS updates on something as specialized as a cell phone. Apple set the bar pretty high by making their updates very backwards compatible, but that is a lot easier to do when your updates hardly change anything and you simply disable the best/most demanding features.
Android is a sloppy chaotic mess, so I won't even justify it by spending much time addressing it. We all know there is rarely a clear upgrade path on Android phones. How many are STILL shipping with 2.3 now? How long has 4.0 been out? How many phones are still without an upgrade path to 4.0? Aside from that, the whole platform is a sloppy, bug-ridden pile of excrement. I will NEVER buy an Android phone again after the horrid experiences I have had with them. I've had two Android phones and a tablet BTW.
If you want to go to Android though, by all means, go right ahead. I won't try and talk you out of it. Frankly I'd be just fine if all the whiners here went to Android and left this forum in peace. Most of them would be back within 6 months to a year anyway when they realize the grass really isn't greener on that side of the fence.