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

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


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12 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Good news, hopefully WP8 can match JB innovation.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

3. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

yea in ur dreams it will....

4. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 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

5. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

6. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well the beta is always buggy anyway remember bf3 beta

9. MeoCao unregistered

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

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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,

8. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

nokia world effect!!!

10. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

11. mightyillidan

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 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

12. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 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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