Do you have a Windows Phone 7 phone or tablet? Are you waiting for the Windows 8 update for your device? Will you get it? Well, this is the talk and the doubts of every Windows Phone 7 user in the world. The air still seems to be foggy about this matter. If you look at the statements and the comments by the company and the people close to it, you will feel that the company itself is not clear about this internally.
WPPowerUser and The Verge both have some very meaningful things to say about this, and both the blogs have supported their view of the story with meaningful proofs. WPPowerUser says that the company will be seeding the update to all the existing Windows Phone 7 devices. The blog points to a Microsoft evangelist, Nuno Silvia, as the source of this news.
Here’s his statement on the upgrade, via a video interview with a Microsoft enthusiast site:
Q: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable[sic] that…
A: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (we’re talking about Apollo)
Q: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?
A: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs.. OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.”
The Verge takes the opposite view on the story. It also shared an official statement from Microsoft: “We have stated publicly that all apps in our Marketplace today will run on the next version of Windows Phone. Beyond that, we have nothing to share about future releases.”
Mary Jo Foley, a long-time writer on all things Microsoft, also hinted sometime in March that only future Windows devices will get the Windows Phone 8 update or the firmware and the existing devices won’t. So ultimately, it just depends on whom you believe. If you want the update, keep hoping that your device is shortlisted for the update. Stay tuned for more on this
Category: Windows Phone