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Microsoft kicks Windows Phone 8 development into high gear, employee vacations cancelled

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Microsoft kicks Windows Phone 8 development into high gear, employee vacations cancelled
Judging by a conversation spotted on Reddit, Microsoft employees are working hard on the upcoming Windows Phone 8. In fact, the development of the platform might have been kicked into high gear: the company's employees are reportedly canceling their vacations so that WP8 could be finished without delay, just like how RIM employees working on BlackBerry 10 won't be visiting the beach either. It is said that the current Windows Phone 8 builds are still plagued by bugs that need to be fixed before the platform is ready for prime time. 

That makes the supposed November launch time frame for the first Windows Phone 8 devices seem even more plausible, meaning that the platform might debut five months after its unveiling. Quite a long time, we must say, and who knows how many users loyal to WP may run out of patience and abandon ship by then, regardless of how cool those upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets look

Hopefully, Microsoft will manage to release the next major version of its mobile platform in a timely manner as we are sure that many smartphone enthusiasts, ourselves included, are eagerly waiting to check it out. 

source: Reddit via WMPoweruser

No vacations for those developing Windows Phone 8

No vacations for those developing Windows Phone 8


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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 04:03 5

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


Good news, hopefully WP8 can match JB innovation.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 04:55 6

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 361; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


WP 8 is ready to Kick down android and ios.the next big os is here.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 05:47

3. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


yea in ur dreams it will....

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 06:35 1

4. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Yea in yours android will always be on top... the impending fall of android is upon us and a new os will be the one to rule

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 08:03

5. DFranch (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


So 1 guy posts on reddit that WP8 is buggy, and it's taken as fact?

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 08:14

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well the beta is always buggy anyway remember bf3 beta

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 09:02

9. MeoCao (unregistered)


MS can eliminate the bugs, but WP8 doesn't make people excited like JB could.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 08:31

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


For PC - Windows 8
Developer Preview - Work Brilliantly
Consumer Preview - Black-screen, but work through command and safe mode only
Release Preview - Black-screen and you're stuck with it
This is so far disappointing,

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 08:33

8. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


nokia world effect!!!

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 10:25

10. intos (Posts: 86; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


moneys first !!! f@ck the people !!

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 10:27

11. mightyillidan (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


give me a wp8 device rounded edges like the g nexus 2000 mah battery and 4 inch screen with high res and ill definitely buy it

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 21:44

12. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I'm android user and if I were to possibly change that, windows phone would NOT be the next stop lol ios would be the only other alternative :(

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