“If you’re looking forward to Windows Phone 8, you might not want to buy a Nokia Lumia 900 or any other Windows Phone 7.5 handset,” Jared Newman reports for PCWorld.
MacDailyNews Take: If you’re looking forward to Windows Phone 8, you’re either a handset assembler eyeing rapidly multiplying Android royalties and legal cases or you are, at the very least, a very confused consumer* who should bolt to your nearest Apple Store and get yourself an iPhone post haste. That’s what you really want. The real deal. With Siri, no less.
*If you don’t think you’re confused, please seek immediate help from a mental health professional.
Newman reports, “According to several reports, existing Windows Phones will not be upgraded to the next major software version, known as Windows Phone 8 or ‘Apollo.’ …Microsoft hasn’t made any official statements on the upgrade path for existing Windows Phones. The company is still trying to get Windows Phone off the ground, and finally has the hardware to do it in Nokia’s Lumia 900. From a business standpoint, now is not the time to tell customers that they’ll be left behind. Still, many customers — especially those who keep a close eye on technology — will surely feel burned by Microsoft if they don’t get any more major updates.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Just like the typical Windows PC. To “upgrade” the OS, most Windows sufferers buy a whole new PC. Pretty much the same case with Android phones, too. It’s ludicrous.
As with a Mac, get an iPhone and you’ll be good to go.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]