02-20-2013, 12:14 PM #26
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So many threads about users worrying. Have trust in the company you support, and all of these useless threads will disappear. Microsoft is your friend. They are doing everything they can to push the industry forward. Stop treating them like an enemy....
02-20-2013, 12:36 PM #29
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It would be disgusting for them to charge for Blue at this point. I think Blue will be the equivalent of a service pack from previous versions of desktop Windows with far more end-user visible features included. They never charged for these before, why should they now? Talking about Windows Phone specifically, some features released with WP 8 are obviously not done, and many are extremely sub par at this point. It would be very unsavory for them to charge for an update that simply gets some features of the phone up to where they should have been at launch. I'm not attacking Windows Phone for not being done with that last statement, but I'm merely stating a fact. I think it was Microsoft's intention to get its new platforms out the door and update them meaningfully later based on reception - hence Blue and MSFT's yearly/quarterly (we'll see) update schedule.
02-20-2013, 01:30 PM #30
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I can't see anyone charging for an OS update on a phone. The fragmentation issues that may cause along with the bad press that it would bring isn't worth the financial benefit. Surely that is obvious to MS, Google and Apple. Seeing as WP8 needs to gain ground on the competition they cannot afford to push potential customers away.
This seems like more conjecture designed to sully opinions on WP8 (says cynical me).
- 02-20-2013, 02:27 PM #31
That article was on THE VERGE. They will write anything to get hits.
- 02-21-2013, 09:07 AM #35
Has anyone considered that the "low-cost" could be talking about development cost? Like, it cost the company very little because they're getting to be on a more rapid release cycle? Just a thought.
Oh, and also, that article was focusing on the Windows 8 side of things, I don't think they CAN charge for phone updates.
- 02-21-2013, 01:31 PM #36
Is Microsoft really going to charge for an update? Are they purposely trying to kill WP??? I don't get it.. they need to pull in as many users as possible, not shy them away. If charging for an update on a phone is a good idea, whoever decided that at MS needs to be fired.
- 02-21-2013, 02:01 PM #37
02-21-2013, 04:37 PM #40
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First I hear if, post a link to something credible. If they do decide to go that route I would be fine if they were big bug updates, more features, etc not bug fixes and minor things. It's something that most companies are wanting to go to.
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