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Vodafone says rollout of Windows Phone 7.8 has been stopped

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Vodafone says rollout of Windows Phone 7.8 has been stopped
Some Windows Phone users might not be terribly happy today after a posting in Vodafone's German support forum says that Microsoft has put a halt to the rollout of the Windows Phone 7.8 update. A couple of weeks ago, we first passed along the word that some Nokia Lumia 800 users found that the update was causing havoc with lower volume levels on the device. That was followed with talk that Nokia Lumia 900 users were having issues with the Live Tiles after the update.

Microsoft has halted the rollout of Windows Phone 7.8?

Microsoft has halted the rollout of Windows Phone 7.8?

When some German customers of Vodafone complained that they did not receive the update yet, the carrier responded by posting that response saying that until further notice, Microsoft had halted the rollout of Windows Phone 7.8. With data from Adduplex showing that just 16% of potential Windows Phone 7.8 users receiving the update, it looks like it will be quite some time before Microsoft stops pushing out the update once it resumes the task.

Windows Phone 7.8 brings some of the capabilities of Windows Phone 8 to older handsets such as resizeable Live Tiles, twenty different colored themes and the Bing Lock screen wallpaper of the day, to name a few. The idea of the build is to keep those with older hardware as up to date as possible so that they won't automatically run off to Android or iOS once their two year tour of duty with their carrier expires.

source: Vodafone, WPArea.de (translated) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 16:12 3

1. NateAdam8 (Posts: 134; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Hurry The f**k Up And Fix Your s**t Microsoft Cause With Software Problems Like This Windows Phone 8 won't make it to see Windows Phone 9 get released at all.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:27

2. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Microsoft can careless, nokia is the one at stake here (no pun intended), it might even benefit Microsoft by diluting nokia's stock then acquiring it for cheap.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:17

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


No offense, guy, but I hate when people butcher that phrase. It's "couldn't care less". By saying, can care less, you're saying they haven't reached the lowest possible level of caring yet.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 14:42 1

6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Um no? Couldn't care less means that it cares, which isn't the case; in English grammar a phrase can't have two negatives about something, or else those negative phrases cancel each other, think about it, could not care less clearly refers to Microsoft actually caring, by saying can care less means that they can honestly give a f**k

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 00:18

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not that urban dictionary is the authority on anything, but check the first few out.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I%20could%20care%20less

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 09:02

8. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


No thank you, I trust my English professors more than some hood website

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:23

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I am a Linguistics minor, but perhaps you should ask them. In any event, I would recommend at least reading a little more about it.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:51

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I am a chemical engineering major, so Grammer is irrelevant what so ever

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 02:14

11. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


They did :)

So, no more WP phones for me...
/* Happy user of L900 */

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:26 2

3. waalllstreetttlool (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Balmer killed Windows Mobile
and now... Balmer kill Windows Phone 7.8
I wonder why people still trust Microsoft...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 03:22 1

4. boosook (Posts: 898; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


That's the good old Microsoft! :)

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