Current Windows Phone Devices Can't Upgrade to WP8
Replying to: This type of shortsightedness is going to scare users off. by bluecoyote
This absolutely reeks of shortsightedness. Don't get me wrong, I understand exactly why they're doing that, but did they seriously not factor this in for people who invested in to the WP7 ecosystem?
Microsoft has essentially provided *two* upgrade dead-ends in less than 2 years, and this one is coming *right* after the large WP7 ecosystem push. That's less time than the average phone contract. Again, I understand having to do this from time to time, but Microsoft's done it *twice* now.
Considering a 3 year old iPhone 3Gs is going to receive iOS6, this is embarrassing. Even flagship Google devices get thrown a bone a year after release (well, sometimes...) Microsoft, who has worked for tighter manufacturer control and specs seriously has their pants down on this one.
Nobody wants to set aside $2,000.00 of their money for two years to feel like they're getting thrown under the bus right after they purchase their phone. If Apple's core OS from 2007 was more advanced than Microsoft's from 2010 (it was) , then that's a solid reason not to pay iPhone money for a competitor's inferior product.
Yeah, yeah--we get it. You LOVE Apple. Geezus.
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