Paul Thurrott confirms no Windows Phone 8 for any current handsets

There have been conflicting rumors recently over whether or not current Windows Phone handsets would be getting the update to Windows Phone 8 when it hits later this year, but Paul Thurrott wants to set the record straight...
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4. viper_3005

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

come on! wtf will i do with my lumia 800?!

6. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

If it's true, its unacceptable… Microsoft and Nokia have spent months and months pushing Windows Phone 7 to users... They have sent free units to developers and spent a lot of money on campaigns to push Windows Phone 7 devices... No one is to blame for Microsoft's shortcoming on the platform but the company... They were just too slow to join in... And to punish the users who did support the platform, and purchase their phones is unforgivable... So punish the 20 million users who purchased a Windows Phone ? Do they really think someone who purchased a brand new Lumia 900 will be willing to give it up in just a few months for Windows 8 ?? I hope Thurrot is wrong about this. :(

7. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Actually, I feel, as a former WinMo owner, that MS abandoned us with this stupid metro platform. If I wanted something so simple I would have bought an apple product.

99. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what few moths are you talking about? have you seen Apollo recently? NO. Did you buy your last android handset because you thought it would be given newer version and eternal support? I think not. If your handset serves you well, what's the problem??! That's the payment for rapid progress. Devices gets older much faster and must be replaced faster and faster. You wanted it. Like everyone else who wants faster, better, bigger right now right now!

106. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

By few months, I am referring to the newly Launched Nokia Lumia 900... It's no secret that Apollo is being tested internally by Verizon, Sprint and even T-Mo... These are known facts now... If I spend money on a premium Android or any device for that matter(and I don't mean these subsidized costs) I would expect at least (a minimum) 1 year support on that device, and even if I purchase it on contract I would want to use it through the two years. Not everyone can afford buying a new phone every few months. So contrary to your belief I am not someone who jumps to the latest 'faster, better, bigger'... I want to get what I paid for... If you owned a Galaxy S II and had been denied ICS... I don't think you will be here saying "That's the payment for rapid progress" Google brought ICS to the Nexus S and the Xoom, Apple brought iOS 5 all the way down to their iPhone 3GS which is two years old... So I think Microsoft owes its users the same...

8. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I think WP fanboys is still in shock as until now no thumb down for my comment.

18. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

here, thumbs down. I'm a WP forever

36. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

@ eaxvac Some people never learn. MS sucks worse than Apple. After my experiences with Vista & Zune They will never get another dollar from me ! (exept for what they extort from Android)

60. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I understand your concern but Microsoft in my country had a very high budget and support for the developers here.. I have developed 15 apps so far and its pulling a good 5000 usd per month for me. No way I am going with Android with fragmentation issue and piracy. As for IOS, its way too competitive already.

39. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Ha ha Windows Troll, well that's a rare breed.

61. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Yep cool

9. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I think Micrsoft should really speak out about this. This is hurting the platform. It is in no way a confirmation from Microsoft that they won't update the platform, shame the techsites are making it look that way.

74. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

This is definitely not an official spokesperson for Microsoft, but people will believe what they want to believe. They will be extremely skeptical about something that goes against what they believe, and they will enthusiastically agree with something that aligns with their beliefs. This phenomenon is known as confirmation bias. Although, even as a WP7 user, I have to say it is shady that Microsoft hasn't given even the slightest hint that WP7 devices will be upgraded, and that makes me think there is a high likelihood that they won't be. So I'll wait to see what officially happens, but I'll keep my expectations low.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed with Mozarrt. I don't know nor care who this Thurrot character is, but unless he is a Microsoft spokesperson, I won't believe it. It makes sense from the perspective he's giving, but as a Lumia 900 owner I really don't want to use my buyer's remorse period on a phone I've been waiting so long for already.

12. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

An update will came . Nokia wont let us down .

13. phatride4ever

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

HAHAHAHA, this is why I left WinMo 6.5 for Andriod after Microsoft switched to Windows 7. They do not care about their users. Don't worry, they will leave Windows 8 users when they invent Windows 9.

19. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

another fanboy, typical s**t

22. phatride4ever

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Are you butthurt that your support/marketplace will be replaced in about a year after Windorws 8 takes full effect? Because that will happen.

43. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Give me a break dude. Many android owners were Winmo owners before the switch to that horrible metro UI, and that abandoned us with 6.5 after only owning the phone for three months. Screw MS.

62. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Come on, I bought HTC trophy 7 right after windows phone 7 release. I was using Samsung omnia 2 (winmo) previously.

64. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

You may have, but most of the former Winmo owners I know made the jump after the switch. Why do you think they lost market share?

71. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And you are worse, not a fanboy but lie about everything just because you want to promote WP because of your app. I did not believe also the usd 5000 per month you get as all you said before about android is not true.

75. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Idiot, the whole of 2011 Google's play store only earns 20% that of Apple appstore despite Android having larger install base. Don't use fanboyism to judge something

88. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't lies because of money.

14. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

He said Windows Phone 8 will not support lower end hardware at all... Sorry but that makes no sense. An update will came !!!

44. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Ok, that's the second time you've done that. Came is PAST TENSE of come. What you say "makes no sense at all".

15. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

The contract states that Nokia can change the UI so that opens up the possibility that Nokia can make her own ROM with some functions what will WP8 but only for LUMIA series !!!

21. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

If Microsoft is that tight-lipped about the Apollo update, why would they reveal this to someone that will tell the public? Obviously something that we are still unsure of.

41. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

It seems Microsoft has hurt your feelings, I feel for you man............. NOT HA HA HA HA HA.

76. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

No, troll. I will still get another wp
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