Microsoft buys back Nokia Lumia 920 that had early version of Windows Phone Blue installed
As it turns out, Chinaman28 must have known that the model of the Nokia Lumia 920 in his possession should not have been sold in the first place as it had the letters "MSFT" laser etched into the back of the phone. That happens to be Microsoft's NASDAQ stock symbol. In addition, when booted up the phone, the words "Not for re-sale" popped up in red.
The bad news is that the version of Windows Phone Blue seen on the handset was only an early model and the notification center has since been removed from later versions of Windows Phone Blue. There is no word on whether the weekly calendar view or the ability to close down apps from the multitasking view have survived to the latest iteration of the OS.
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sounds like Google got its patent application for the notification center function allowed. Otherwise, why would MS have removed a notification function that looked oh-so similar to the Android notification function?
Maybe Apple is going to have some problems in the not-so-distant future. Does iOS v. 7 remove the notification function?
14. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
Patents patents everywhere..
23. Penny (Posts: 1299; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I think it's much more likely that Microsoft probably decided on a different implementation for notifications and removed this earlier version from their 8.1 iterations because they didn't feel like the new approach would be ready for 8.1. My guess at least.
28. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
it's because windows got better live notifications, they have live tiles for that. If you read it once more, it says that this is on a very early model of windows blue. If msft had really wanted to use that notifications, i don't think that they would have any problems using it, as notifications were also available on nokia's symbian, as well as on meego (n900), even way before android copied it.
3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Damn the notification function was the only real thing well I was looking out for in later versions of wp, well back to android for me!
6. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
Or may be they have something better for us?
7. akki20892 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
MS still have not done yet, they are still improving WP Blue. let's hope they bring lot's of features and customizes in WP Blue.
15. Dastrix (unregistered)
The idea hasn't been crossed out yet, so it's anybody's guess. They might be still trying it out, just my two cents.
22. bulgyjj (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Like you were going to stay anyways.. Stop pretending like this was the breaking point
13. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
i am thumbing you down joey18 is not team lol
29. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1202; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
this year Windows smart phones get the Windows phone 8 blue updates. that will make Windows smart phones have the high tech gear People want in a smart phone. a notification's Center will probably be there. the Windows 8 OS is based on Windows NT kernel
an older and more powerful OS than Android or Apple IOS the problem is Microsoft and apps makers up to this point have not taken advantage of it's power implementation in Windows smart phones
11. sniper1087 (Posts: 412; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
I am not sure if people realize that they can get the notification if they want to after all Android is open source so anybody can grab the source and do as they pleased with it.
19. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Regardless, if Microsoft actually spent the time to contact the person and was willing to buy back the device and offer a new 920 to the person, then the build should be similar to what Microsoft will be showcasing. Most companies don't bother with developer builds that have been sold on eBay. I would like to see that notification center. We'll see.
25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1842; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well well lucky lucky bastard free 920 and extra cash