Thursday, June 21, 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 handsets will not get WP8 upgrade

Microsoft's new "start" with its Windows Phone 8 will disappoint its current fan base. The Redmond-based company has stated that its new mobile operating system shares the Windows 8 core of its desktop OS, and that this means that older Windows Phone 7.5 device will get an update, but to Windows Phone 7.8 instead.
The update will give users some of the features that will appear in Windows Phone 8, including extra columns, resizeable tiles as well as new themes. It won't be able to access Windows Phone 8 APIs, and won't be able to run the new apps designed for WP8.

Not a good sign for users who have just hopped on the Windows Phone platform, especially those who have just bought the recently launched Nokia Lumia 900 here in Asia.

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Source From CNET

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