After the big Surface reveal, expectations were pretty high for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event. Anyone who currently has a device running Windows Phone, was probably clutching the edge of their desk in anticipation.
Okay, maybe not the smart ones. While everyone else was screaming “What do you mean I won’t be able to upgrade?” at their screens, they would’ve been sitting back nodding smugly.
“It makes sense,” they might say to themselves before returning to the task of cross cataloguing every album they own by name and file size.
Here’s the thing, it does make sense. Not being able to upgrade, that is. Windows Phone 8 runs on a completely different set of code to Windows Phone 7 and 7.5.
It had to be a from-the-ground-up build in order for the OS to support dual — and quad — core processors.
That’s great news for Nokia’s future devices, but not such great news if you’ve just forked out for a Lumia 900.
In a vague attempt to console these users, Microsoft has promised that it will include some of the features from Windows Phone 8 in an upcoming upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8.
Thing is, that’s sort of like going to watch a film that’s been censored to stop all the most awesome scenes just before things get really interesting.
So Microsoft has a new Mobile OS, but none of the phones from its only remaining big hardware partner can run it.
Surface phone anyone? Um, not fast there cowboy. There a reportedly devices in the works from HTC, Samsung and, of course, Nokia, that will run the OS.
Most popular articles
Topics for this article
|[ advertising enquiries ]|