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  1. sandflo's Avatar

    It would be nice if you vote for the following uservoice suggestion even if you are not affected. You even don't have to create an account.

    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by xandros9; 08-08-2015 at 01:06 PM.
    08-08-2015 12:45 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Honestly, I'm don't think that'll be an upgrade over 8.1 RT.

    and, not to be a Debbie Downer, but I don't think that will affect MS's plans which are already solid I think?
    But hey, its the point of UV.
    a5cent likes this.
    08-08-2015 01:08 PM
  3. sandflo's Avatar
    I know what you mean - but I like the advantages over the disadvantages from Win10. But the good thing is when an update to Win10 would be offered - a user could always decline it :).
    08-08-2015 01:31 PM
  4. Ivan05il's Avatar
    Not sure if I want it.
    08-09-2015 04:11 AM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    Not happening.

    Why? Many reasons, but mostly because that would require every RT owner to sacrifice Office, which doesn't run on W10M. Owners could get the far less capable Touch Office, but how many would consider that a fair upgrade, seeing as it would remove what was the primary value proposition of RT devices? Very few..

    An upgrade may not remove existing features. W10M would remove many...
    jhoff80 and xandros9 like this.
    08-09-2015 05:39 AM
  6. sandflo's Avatar
    Yes - I have the same doubts about that it will ever happen. And removing full office would be a bummer. I thought about a Win 10 mobile "+". Just for the existing RT devices. So basically a win 10 RT. But that would be even more unlikely.

    What do you think about sacrificing universal app capability when we stay on win 8.1 RT?
    a5cent likes this.
    08-09-2015 08:28 AM
  7. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ This is what I don't understand either.

    I would have expected MS to leave W8.1RT as it is, except for the inclusion of W10's Universal App Platform, so RT can run W10 universal apps. Failing that I would have expected/preferred no update at all.

    This UI-only update makes no sense to me.
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-09-2015 at 02:52 PM. Reason: formatting only
    pankaj981 and jhoff80 like this.
    08-09-2015 11:45 AM
  8. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I voted even though it does not affect me in the bit (I don't have a RT device) with that being said, I think there is a 1% chance Microsoft would spend the time on RT (and they have clearly said they were done with it) to upgrade to Windows 10 to make they HAVE to support it for longer. They might do minor update to fix it a little but, a MAJOR change, I don't see that happening.

    If they update it, they have to support it for longer, and that they are done with it, I don't see that happening in any bit.
    pankaj981 and sandflo like this.
    08-09-2015 02:47 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Well you might just get a new start menu but, getting Universal apps is a whole different story...

    Microsoft confirms Start Menu coming in Windows RT 8.1 Update 3, along with improved lockscreen
    08-09-2015 05:15 PM
  10. seb_r's Avatar
    I voted too as we use a Surface RT and a Surface 2 here. But for sure MS will not care about this. See what happen to the WP7 devices. They abandon their hardware pretty quickly. Also for me no more hardware from MS.
    They simply serve some upgrade that makes the start menu look different, that is all.
    But pretty funny here in the forums the fanboys even try to make it an advantage that Windows RT devices will not get Win10.
    08-09-2015 06:40 PM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    I'm not so encouraged about this idea as well. Sort of like since Windows for phones is going to version 10, we ask MS to drop and 8.1 update to my Lumia 900 for old times sake. Bottom line, RT is not where MS wants to spend a lot of additional resources. At least it doesn't look like they do from my vantage point.
    08-10-2015 08:34 AM
  12. Nickkk101's Avatar
    Anyone here have any meaningful thoughts on what the 'lockscreen' update might involve?, this has for me always been the most puzzling of the smattering of these upcoming updates for RT. I mean, how useful can a lockscreen get?!
    08-10-2015 11:31 AM
  13. floppyedonkey's Avatar
    Please just let RT die, MS did. And I'm not sure why they would do this for handful of devices you can't really buy anymore.
    08-10-2015 12:37 PM
  14. sandflo's Avatar
    I'd like to let RT die gladly. Thats why I would like to have win 10 mobile on it ;).
    08-10-2015 01:20 PM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    I still legitimately think that putting 10 Mobile on it would be a pretty hefty downgrade though.
    a5cent likes this.
    08-10-2015 01:27 PM
  16. Willy Soughers's Avatar
    I've thought that this is a great idea and put 3 votes on it. J don't need a start menu on a device where touch IS what its meant to be used with. It can run desktop programs so keeping it as a start screen type device is perfectly fine with me. I'm not worried about the touch versions of office cause they're plenty good and I've been using them on my laptop with a mouse with no problems. This way rt could have access to the new windows 10 architecture and could ACTUALLY compete with android and iPad. As a mobile os on a tablet. Great for media consumption and in sync with my phone.
    sandflo likes this.
    08-10-2015 01:43 PM
  17. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I don't own an RT device and likely never will, however I can see where this would be a good optional upgrade. Of all the features of Windows 10, ability to run "Universal" apps is the one thing I would have expected. Not UI changes to the start menu and lock screen. 3 votes from me.
    sandflo and Willy Soughers like this.
    08-10-2015 02:23 PM
  18. HafnerMatt's Avatar
    I also think the UWP support is the most important thing. 3 votes from me
    Willy Soughers likes this.
    08-10-2015 05:44 PM
  19. seb_r's Avatar
    I still legitimately think that putting 10 Mobile on it would be a pretty hefty downgrade though.
    There still many users running RT 8.0. No need to upgrade if you don't want to. But at least have an upgrade available for those who want the new features on Windows 10.
    sandflo likes this.
    08-11-2015 06:11 PM
  20. anon(9598047)'s Avatar
    No ,i think there are different between windows mobile and windows rt .
    I don't want to muddle it
    08-11-2015 10:27 PM

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