06-07-2012, 04:49 PM #1
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Well, according to german magazine WirtschaftsWoche anyways. The author claims he has 2 independent sources, one higher-up MSFT exec and one from Nokia(both anonymous of course). According to this article, there will only be a 'feature update', 7.6 or 7.7 for current phones, but no Aplollo due to hardware limitations ("because WP8 uses a different chipset"). The MSFT person is quoted as follows: "When people have the same fuctionality on their phones, they dont care about the version-number of the OS".
Here is the link (unfortunately in german):
Wirtschaftswoche - Michael Kroker: Exklusiv: Microsoft plant Lösung für Update-Problem bei Windows Phone « Kroker's Look @ IT
WirtschaftsWoche is a kind of a well regarded magazine in Germany, but this sounds rather like BS. Still think i wont get WP8 in my 710, guessing they would have announced that by now.
- 06-07-2012, 05:24 PM #2
if this is the same report as on WMPoweruser then all first gen windows phone will get an update based on the windows rt kernel, and will bring most of the functionality of WP8 to first gen devices without making the phones laggy. I would be happy with that considering I have a trophy and will be available for an update next July by the time WP8 is in full force. I can sympathize with people who just bought a lumia 800/900 but as long as it's a comprehensive update I don't think you can be too mad.
- 06-07-2012, 05:30 PM #4
I'm hoping for the WP brand's sake that current devices, especially the recent Nokias will get the upgrade. Plenty of people will be pissed if they don't get it.
I'm not sure what the deal is with "getting the same functionalities but not Apollo" although it seems like a similar rumor to this: Rumor: All Windows Phones will get Apollo, Tango update situation is "muddy" and more juicy rumors | Windows Phone Daily.
Apparently current devices will get a "lite" version of Apollo with the same functionalities, Apollo being a "subset" of Windows RT (W8 for tablets) and thus incompatible with current hardware. I'm ok with this, as it means current devices will get Apollo goodness without the bigger footprint, which will make sure the WP experience stays smooth on these less powerful devices. That said, I'll probably get me an Apollo Nokia anyways. ;)
Can't wait to know what's up on June 20th.
- 06-07-2012, 06:34 PM #9
I don't feel it was ever very realistic to think early first gen phones would be updated. I can understand if you just bought a new lumia but we are going to have to see what happens. If the update gives us useful updates that's all that really matters. It would be fragmentation, but hardly.
06-07-2012, 06:39 PM #10
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Not just hardly. Think for example Skype - one version for WP7 w/o background thread, one version for WP8 with background capability. And its reasonable to assume that this will not be the only wp8 feature unavailable to wp7. This is probably worse than not getting wp8 on current phones.
- 06-07-2012, 09:20 PM #14
06-07-2012, 09:36 PM #15
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You betcha I am going to be pissed if my L900 does not get the Apollo update that will; add an NFC chip, add a processor and double my resolution. Come on people.
To make everyone happy, maybe Microsoft can call both updates Apollo 8.0. That shouldn't be very confusing.
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- 06-07-2012, 09:53 PM #16
At this point, there are so many back and forth rumors I don't see the purpose in heeding any of them. We literally have rumors for EVERY single possibility. We have anonymous sources claiming no phones will update and all phones will update and only WP 7.5 phones will update, and, now, all phones will receive a partial update.
The rumor season for Windows Phone 8 has reached an unprecedented level of ridiculousness. Never from my experience have there been so many different, completely conflicting rumors. (Rumors for Android/iPhone/etc. tend to usually go the same direction and not have so many "creative" variants.)
The part I hate most is that one of these sources is bound to be right now that we've literally received rumors covering all the bases. That one source is bound to rub it in our faces when it is proven correct when it knew nothing at all. -.-
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- 06-07-2012, 10:22 PM #17Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 06-07-2012, 10:39 PM #18
Until I hear it from the horses mouth, I'll take it with a grain of salt. Honestly though, I think I would be okay with this situation. As long as I get the software functionality that my phone's hardware supports AND apps are available to both Apollo and WP7 devices, I'll be fine. We obviously don't need all the added hardware support and what not of Apollo. I'd rather receive Apollo lite and have my phone continue to run buttery smooth than MS shoe horn full blown Apollo on a device that really can't handle it and have a crappy experience (a la Android).
- 06-07-2012, 11:03 PM #19Twitter: @rdubmu
- 06-07-2012, 11:31 PM #21Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 06-08-2012, 06:26 AM #23
As long as I see something, I don't care. And I could give two craps what any forum member wants to try and hold over people's heads about how this is also fragmentation and "told you so's". Glad it makes you feel good about yourself to rub in a point. But it feels even better to not have any f***s given about who's wrong or right :)I own an LG Optimus G but the majority of my posts are on WPCentral. Go figure
- 06-08-2012, 06:53 AM #24
It will not be fragmented if this rumor is true. The key statement for this is where it was claimed that there will be AN update and that it will provide WP8 app compatibility.
This is far better, IMO, than what happens with Android and also better than an update that hinders the smooth performance we are used to on WP7.
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