09-02-2015 08:19 AM
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  1. milkyway's Avatar
    You will read the rollback stories because this is only a technical preview of what is to come. Lots of testing, trial and error for Microsoft using a bunch of us willing Guinea pigs for the "greater good." Since MS has blurred the lines between Alpha, Beta and RTM calling this a preview, who knows if or when their will ever be a time when we get to Windows 10 and stay there with the existing handsets.

    My personal feeling is Microsoft has no intent on making us whole with Windows X for phones on existing hardware. If anything, we'll get to "good enough" aka Windows Phone IX but to get the full breath and depth, we have to buy new equipment. They did this before when Windows Phone 7 hit end of life. We got some skin on our phones that mimicked version 8 but it was far from version 8.
    why do people always bring up this point? you can't compare the situation of WP7-8 to WP8-10. They changed the kernel in W8 so there was no chance that (all) the WP7 phones could get the update. From 8 to 10 there's no kernel change (well, not a "whole new" kernel anyway) so there's no point in leaving WP8 behind.
    also: we use W10 already on our W8 phones
    08-24-2015 01:26 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    why do people always bring up this point? you can't compare the situation of WP7-8 to WP8-10. They changed the kernel in W8 so there was no chance that (all) the WP7 phones could get the update. From 8 to 10 there's no kernel change (well, not a "whole new" kernel anyway) so there's no point in leaving WP8 behind.
    also: we use W10 already on our W8 phones
    I can't speak for others but I'm jaded. Kernel change or no kernel change, no one, especially me ever dreamed WP7 would end. That is to say, it would end because the platform on which it is built had no future. Nor did I think the reason would be the "direction we were headed isn't sustainable." Microsoft "pitchman" Joe Belfiore told us my WP7 would be able to read my boarding pass, look at my current location traffic and such and determine if I will make my flight on time. On that alone I moved my entire family from android to Windows Phone 7. There was this other story about choosing seats in a plane complete with a demo. Yes! I told my family, lets get to WP7. Well, none of that ever materialized. I bought the 1a.m TV advert for the Ginsu knives that cut leather boots and I am now the last Windows Phone hold out in my house. I'm jaded.

    So what were we doing the entire time? Beta testing for this current kernel? Again, I'm jaded.

    I would say something akin to Windows for phones 10 is running and its more likely than not, this will get completed. But I won't ever trust to that degree again. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.
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    08-24-2015 08:26 AM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    I went back to 8.1 and I enjoyed the keyboard :D and the fact that I could download any language I want for it as well :/
    08-28-2015 04:36 PM
  4. Panathas's Avatar
    You can with the new build as well. I explained in one of my posts how.
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    08-28-2015 04:41 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    You can with the new build as well. I explained in one of my posts how.
    Yes I remember reading it :) But I don't have the time for the whole process, so Imma just ride this one out and use English in the meantime
    08-28-2015 06:57 PM
  6. Ma Rio's Avatar
    If only the battery didn't drain so fast, I'd be nearly 100% satisfied. It's so weird going from a full day life span, to a few hours.
    Firmware is going to be needed fo' sho!
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    08-29-2015 03:20 AM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    If only the battery didn't drain so fast, I'd be nearly 100% satisfied. It's so weird going from a full day life span, to a few hours.
    Firmware is going to be needed fo' sho!
    How fast is fast?
    08-29-2015 02:05 PM
  8. Ma Rio's Avatar
    How fast is fast?
    Pretty fast.
    Like 2-3 times faster than I had on 8.1.
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    08-29-2015 02:22 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    Pretty fast.
    Like 2-3 times faster than I had on 8.1.
    No luck with hard resets either? with or without restoring backups?
    08-29-2015 07:21 PM
  10. Ma Rio's Avatar
    No luck with hard resets either? with or without restoring backups?
    I did one hard reset after updating, I'm not feeling like doing another. Also, no backups, totally clean start.
    08-29-2015 08:48 PM
  11. garak0410's Avatar
    If only the battery didn't drain so fast, I'd be nearly 100% satisfied. It's so weird going from a full day life span, to a few hours.
    Firmware is going to be needed fo' sho!
    Agreed...standby is FAIR but using the phone it is bad...let's say I use my phone at my kids soccer practice for most of the hour...I start at 100%...it could be down to 100% and this is NOT playing games or using media. It is so bad...

    I've tolerated it because I like 10...but the battery life and the wonky Bluetooth in my UCOnnect have me on the edge of going back to 8.1...I've just been waiting on the next release...
    09-02-2015 07:48 AM
  12. tangledW's Avatar
    My lock screen changes to the Bing daily image (which is always a day behind) by itself everyday.
    09-02-2015 08:19 AM
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