LTE to come to Windows Phone with the Tango update, but for dual-core and HD screens wait for Apollo
0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2011, 07:31 posted on
LTE is currently not very relevant worldwide, with Verizon's comprehensive network being an exception, so supporting the technology in Windows Phones hasn't been high on the list, but is about to come with the next update called Tango. The Apollo update is to bring multicore support and HD screens to WP...
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2. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
For people who prefer WP's platform its a good news, as what they say "better late than never"
3. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
So in whatever world you live in, there is no more room for competition and Android or iOS will never loose a step? What a dull world it must be. Wonder how many of the big three automobile exec's felt your way when Toyota tried to sell cars and build manufacturers in the US in the 80's....
8. pongkie (Posts: 522; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
come on the reason andriod bites hard on smart phone market share because they came out with a big bang. I would also like wp7 do the same. calling android users geeks is just lame, this new mango lineup be better be cheaper than android phones
11. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Once again, go back and read the article you are refering to. Phone Arena used the word "geeks" to paraphrase what Mr. Ballmer said. He just said you needed to be someone with computer skills to use Android, but WP enables anyone to perform the same functions easily and quickly.
I don't argue that WP needs a big bang on Mango devices, though. They need a huge 2012.
14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they do need a huge 2012. its gonna be a make or break year for them. I dont understand the reasoning for going after the low market over the high market. With the SGS2, iphones, and other high end devices selling like crazy with huge profit margins, that would be the thing i would concentrate on first...
unless they plan on trying to saturate immersing markets like india/china/and africa with cheap smart phones.. Thats not going to do much for developer support in america and europe, which are 2 of the biggest smartphone markets currently, and where most of the app developers live.
12. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
They came out with smart phones flooding the market as well. New Android phones show up almost every month. SB did not call call anyone geeks. PA did. Wp price inline with Androids.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
What I have seen in the WP OS evolution:
- soft start in 2010, get 'em out there and get real world results and try to rebuild after Win Mobile died.
-NODO update, see how the idea of a universal update works, and get real world data.
- Ramp up with Mango and slightly more powerful devices.
- WP8 is all in: use computers, laptops, and mobile to support one another in an ecosystem that will push interaction and access to all your needs from any number of devices. Microsoft is n this for the long haul, it would seem.
10. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
WP7 is by far the most balanced OS out there. Now with the new hardware coming out w/ Mango on board this OS gives people ease of use, with massive amounts of extra features (voice control via BT, IE9, Live Tiles. Social Integration)
Smart people would be considering switching REAL soon!
16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I keep WP7 in the back of my mind. That would probably be the OS i jump to if i got bored with android. They just dont have the features/battery/function that I need right now. I was hoping the next update would bring dual core and high res.. but knowing its 2 updates away is just silly.
13. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Actually I think this is smart for them. They are building their new ecosystem for mobile step by step and making sure they make as little mistakes as possible. I think they are doing it right and the only real problem they have is maybe not having tech that is cutting edge. They avoided fragmentation and the stale look of icons in grid form for something I think that is much more forward. I can now see windows phone having a nice chunk of market share in the future; especially once win 8 drops.
15. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
Ho hummm, give us a unlimited data deal and we are excited, otherwise its a shiny new paperweight.
17. BReND0 (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
ALL I WANT TO SEE IS WI-FI / UMA CALLING come out fot the t-mobile WP7 phones, love that feature......and the hspa+ is cool.........