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Microsoft buys back Nokia Lumia 920 that had early version of Windows Phone Blue installed

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:15

On Saturday, we told you about a Nokia Lumia 920 purchased by someone from eBay that was installed with an early version of Windows Phone Blue; we showed you the notifications center as well as changes to the calendar. When Microsoft saw the leak, they went on the offensive to purchase the phone back...

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posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:47 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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?

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:23

14. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)

Patents patents everywhere..

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 22:05 1

23. Penny (Posts: 1672; 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.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 01:15

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.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:53 4

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!

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:57 3

6. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)

Or may be they have something better for us?

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:00 4

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; 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.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:26 1

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.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 20:03 1

22. bulgyjj (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)

Like you were going to stay anyways.. Stop pretending like this was the breaking point

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:55 4

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Media hack, it's all advertisement.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:18 3

9. joey18 (Posts: 597; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

i dont care microsoft is not my team lol

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:22 2

13. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)

i am thumbing you down joey18 is not team lol

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:24

29. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; 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

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 16:20

11. sniper1087 (Posts: 532; 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.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 18:46 6

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.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:27

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

well well lucky lucky bastard free 920 and extra cash

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