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Looks like Microsoft has real confidence in their Windows phones. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: The OP totally slanted the article with his own bias view. Microsoft is doing nothing wrong, as they are putting out software updates to new versions. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Cheezman - 3/20/13 at 4:27pm
 
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Nah, I posted the article and people don't seem to understand the implications, call me a moron and suggest I'm trolling. Quite sad, really.

MS will stop even security updates 24 months after release. Which is pretty bad. If a security flaw arose, MS don't guarantee they'll patch it - how is this not clear enough?

Because, for the last time, it's for the piece of software called Windows Phone 8 which WILL have a successor by the time support runs out.

It is saying that if you REFUSE to upgrade to 8.5 or whatever the successor is, Microsoft will not support your device with security updates after a certain amount of time has passed.

Current WP8 devices have confirmed upgradability and thus a longer support life cycle.
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Nah, I posted the article and people don't seem to understand the implications, call me a moron and suggest I'm trolling. Quite sad, really.

MS will stop even security updates 24 months after release. Which is pretty bad. If a security flaw arose, MS don't guarantee they'll patch it - how is this not clear enough?

Everyone else has made it clear why the phone will still be getting security updates, you just seem to be choosing to ignore that.
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Proof WP8 phones will get upgradability?
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Quote:
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Proof WP8 phones will get upgradability?

Post #17. IN this thread.

Or this

Link

Or this
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Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

Looks like Microsoft has real confidence in their Windows phones. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: The OP totally slanted the article with his own bias view. Microsoft is doing nothing wrong, as they are putting out software updates to new versions. rolleyes.gif

All I said was "not very good, is it?"

That's not slanting anything.
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Quote:
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Proof WP8 phones will get upgradability?

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/microsoftpri0/2013/03/18/support-for-windows-phone-8-ending-in-july-2014-but-wp8-users-will-be-able-to-upgrade/
Quote:
It looks like the latter, based on this statement from Microsoft:

“As we’ve said, one benefit of moving to the Windows core is that Windows Phone 8 is upgradeable. This means that even beyond the updates we’re committing to distribute for 18 months, Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to upgrade to the next version of Windows Phone when it is launched.”
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That's more like it thumb.gif

This article:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416002,00.asp?kc=PCRSS05039TX1K0000762

Doesn't say anything like that. IT says that Windows Phone 8 is portable to newer hardware, it does not say clear as day what you just posited biggrin.gif
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Quote:
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That's more like it thumb.gif

This article:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416002,00.asp?kc=PCRSS05039TX1K0000762

Doesn't say anything like that. IT says that Windows Phone 8 is portable to newer hardware, it does not say clear as day what you just posited biggrin.gif

It sounds like MS has mentioned it in the past, but I guess nobody could find a direct quote saying so. Seattle Times should be pretty trustworthy on Microsoft quotes as that's the paper all the employees would be reading lol. Well all the ones who still read a paper tongue.gif.
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Well, I was really considering getting the hypothesized Verizon version of the Lumia 920, but I guess I might go for the Galaxy S4 instead. Windows cutting support for widely used operating systems in order to push users towards the purchase of their "new and improved" version annoys me to no end.

EDIT:

Ugh, the one time I don't read an entire thread before posting, and I find out that they *are* in fact going to continue to support the phones through upgrades but not the OS itself. I guess the Lumia is still on the table for me then.
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