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[IN] Microsoft Is Furious About The Windows Phone 8 Leak

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Back in February, there was a report about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 features that, thanks to employee from Nokia, were leaked to the web.

Now, according to one of the XDA Forums members, things might be worse than expected. Back in 2011, Microsoft has revealed the new Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) features that were later copied by Apple and Google, resulting in less than impressive OS launch.

http://www.insideris.com/microsoft-is-furious-about-the-windows-phone-8-leak/
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y u no keep mouth shut nokia employee frown.gif
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What features in the leak are they upset about? It's not like anything that was leaked was game changing...
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What features in the leak are they upset about? It's not like anything that was leaked was game changing...

this.

its a windows phone. nothing to see here.
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Originally Posted by g00s3y View Post

What features in the leak are they upset about? It's not like anything that was leaked was game changing...

How can you have game changing features when asshats keep leaking them and the "innovators" just copy them?
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I didn't know about the leak of 7.5 and subsequent copying of similar features in iOS or Android. What features were these? Oh, apparently this:
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Snyder claimed that Microsoft has noticed “some familiar things” with the People App, Me card and multi-tasking UI in Android 4.0.

o.O

Android was working on 4.0 for a very long time, and those are the things MS is upset about regarding apparent leaks? I think they have bigger things to worry about if that's the case.
    
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Yeah I'm wondering what features were leaked...by the way it was worded you'd think WP would have sold like free gold had the leak not happened.

Speaking as a phone junkie, that is as far from the truths as possible. For most people, don't matter one bit what WP can do, the reason for not picking it up is because it is not android/ios. I wish they could understand that.
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ICS was shown off months before February, (October) wasn't it?
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Yeah I'm wondering what features were leaked...by the way it was worded you'd think WP would have sold like free gold had the leak not happened.
Speaking as a phone junkie, that is as far from the truths as possible. For most people, don't matter one bit what WP can do, the reason for not picking it up is because it is not android/ios. I wish they could understand that.

Microsoft has forgotten what it feels like to be the under dog.
I think it is slowly sinking in.
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Microsoft has forgotten what it feels like to be the under dog.
I think it is slowly sinking in.

Implying Windows phone is a long way behind iOS or android. Coming from a person who owns both an android and WP7 device as well as living in a household full of iOS devices the only way WP7 is lacking is with app developers(it is the only thing that annoys me with it... other than a somewhat lackluster amount of theming possible which I have a feeling microsoft want to fix).
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