06-25-2012, 11:23 AM #26
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06-26-2012, 05:30 AM #27
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As such, maybe should offer the choice. Keep your rocket of a phone on WP7.8, or upgrade to WP8, and deal with the performance/imcompatibility issues.
Thats the only way all the news features like App support will come to older devices. Glad i don't have to make that choice, as both would annoy me.
06-27-2012, 01:02 PM #28
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List of iOS devices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So yes it was supported for three years and had app support for 3 years.
My Titan 2 is a 2nd gen product. It will not get the 3rd generation OS.
So did you want your sandwich back?
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06-27-2012, 03:17 PM #29
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1. Apples first Gen Iphones had a HUGE USER base... so they decided to keep supporting it.
2. Apple Manufacture their OWN phones and this is IMPORTANT! , because they dont needs to rely on 20 OEM's to create Drivers for their phones ( they do it them self's )
Ms would need to HOPE that , HTC , NOKIA , SAMSUNG , DELL , etc... would all make drivers for the WP8 Update and frankly that is not likely.( they dont make enough cash off of WP to afford such a costly program that they would most likely loses cash on )
can you Imagine if HTC sais , NAAh we are not supporting WP8 drivers for WP7.5 phones.... It be a bigger nightmare then just getting WP7.8, at lease now we ARE getting some Features! apause to possibly getting NOTHING.
3, WP7 User base is so small that MS actually makes next to NO cash on us current Users , as a business decision MS decided to Offer a better Experience for the NEW WP8 users witch will potentially be WAY MORE profitable then the current user base.
4. MS decided to offer the best possible experience for WP7.5 devices by giving them the new UI ( and possibly more features , we dont know yet ) . id rather have that then have ALL the WP8 features and my phone not be able to run them Smooth. Honestly i rather NOT get a game , then get a Game that is basically unplayable on OLD hardware...
Do you honestly think they made this decision about us? H*** NO.... MS doesn't really care about us as much as you might think..
and if you think Apple and Google does; your kidding your self , they just so happen to have better resources to provide what they want witch also happens to be what you want...
and this is just the SURFACE of what a business decision looks like.
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06-28-2012, 08:48 AM #31
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06-28-2012, 09:14 AM #32
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When I had my iPod touch 2nd Gen there were a ton of games available in the app store that I couldn't run because they weren't supported on my device but i did get the newer OS. How is this different than what Microsoft is doing?
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06-28-2012, 09:25 AM #33
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No one is debating the fact that yeah games probably won't run on the older hardware but this has a lot of potential to ruin the whole WP7.5 apps market and availability. What we have now is effectively all we can end up with.
11-07-2012, 04:29 AM #35
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11-07-2012, 04:31 PM #36
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Smartphones get changed out every 18-24 months. It is unrealistic and unreasonable to expect Microsoft or anyone else to bend over backwards to make sure new apps come out for WP7 phones. What's their incentive? Keep people on legacy phones longer so their marketshare stagnates and OEM's don't sell as many new phones?
That said, there are plenty of apps out already and many of them will be updated and still work on both 7.5/7.8 and WP8.
In developing countries, they will be selling new phones with 7.8 on them for at least a year or more, so those people will want apps...though some of those new apps might be in Chinese or Hindi or something, not sure.
There will still be a large group of users with WP 7.5 / 7.8 for a while and apps can be written to run on both, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm sure some developers will continue to support it for a while.