Windows Phone 8.1 being tested, according to AdDuplex data
posted by Alan F. / May 05, 2013, 12:23 AM
the new Blue version of Windows Phone featuring IE11, it also could be the minor GDR2 update that also is expected. Back in March, we brought to your attention a job posting for Microsoft seeking a test engineer for Windows Phone 9 which is a separate project than Windows Phone Blue. The latter is more about merging different variants of Windows. Last month, speculation had Windows Phone 9 launching in October.
source: @ailon via WMPoweruser
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Are Windows Phone updates free? I'm asking cause i don't have a WP, but a Sony Laptop that runs Windows. My phones are Apple and Android.
posted on May 05, 2013, 12:26 AM 2
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Yes, Microsoft isn't great but at least they're not Apple. Apple is the only one that charges for updates on their phones.
posted on May 05, 2013, 12:29 AM 5
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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking! Why would Apple charge their users for updating their phones? It's just an update. Even though Apple have too many limitations, but Apple won't do that! Apple is the only one that charges for updates on their phones? NONSENSE!
posted on May 05, 2013, 12:48 AM 6
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head out of a$$ please... Apple never charges for mobile updates. Microsoft however are very..cunning case and point, version 7.5 to 8 debacle (yes you didnt have to buy the updates but you needed to buy a new phone - Same thing chico) most likely if you want the new update it could be you need to buy a new phone again, Lumia 920 perhaps
posted on May 05, 2013, 3:27 AM 0
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Yeah, it's free. If your phone supports WP 8.0, then it will receive and will run the 8.1 update when it's out. However, major updates, like WP 9.0, will most likely only be supported/available on more capable new phones, but there might be some exceptions for the current high-end WP phones, although there's no knowledge at this time of the hardware requirements to run WP 9.0.
posted on May 05, 2013, 12:35 AM 0
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i dont think that that will heppen, probably every wp8 phone will get updates, i mean lumia 520 ,620, 720, htc 8s will be outdated ? and 520,620 and 720 are relativly new phones, if they do that lots of ppl will be pissed on MS and nokia and probably will get lower sales :/ that is just my opinion, and every1 know if you treat your csumers good they will stik with you and that is what ms and any wp8 manufacturer need
posted on May 05, 2013, 1:34 AM 3
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Agree with you both. Of course, there may be some issues with those lower end WPs with less RAM then others, but MS has stated repeatedly in no uncertain terms that there will be a path for WP8's to get all updates over the next 18-24 months. I will say this: From Windows Mobile getting discontinued for WP7, then the kernal issue ending WP7when launching WP8, MS has left a ton of users out in the cold. They need to prove they mean what they say.
posted on May 05, 2013, 3:18 AM 0
Screw IE11. My biggest complaint with WP is the fact that no decent browsers are on the platform. Mobile IE sucks.
posted on May 05, 2013, 12:49 AM 2
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Who said that Mobile IE sucks? IE is better than many browsers, it is safer, faster, and easier to use!
posted on May 05, 2013, 1:10 AM 9
WebKit based browsers destroy mobile IE. Dolphin and Safari are more standards compliant, faster, and they don't look like crap. Chrome is close, but not quite as good. Take off your fanboy glasses and actually try the different mobile browsers, and you will see how bad mobile IE is. The BB10 browser is new, and it makes IE10 look silly.
posted on May 05, 2013, 1:46 AM 3
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He's right, WebKit is becoming the standard for web developers : Chrome uses it, safari uses it, even firefox and opera uses it, only IE doesn't and use their own engine, and there are tons of unoptimised websites for IE 10, just look at these : http://www.neowin.net/images/u
And these are just examples. So stop being everyone's fanboy because it's becoming raeally pathetic. g
posted on May 05, 2013, 2:59 AM 3
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It's more pathetic that you attack someone because they like something else that you may not like. And the examples you gave are from Google sites, which are known not to be optimized for IE. Which is probably purposeful. IE10 mobile browser is perfectly fine. I use it all the time compared to my Android and it's much faster. Well, that may or may not be true depending on the phones hardware, but nonetheless, it's browser is perfectly fine.
posted on May 05, 2013, 8:59 AM 3
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What a pathetic and useless platform, it dosen't have other browsers to download! You are forced to use what MS has told you to: i don't like to be controlled or being told what i can use and install, no freedom, my foot™ Bing is another scrap™ Google Ftw®
posted on May 05, 2013, 6:59 AM 1
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hey TROLL, im just curious. what mobile phone are you using right now? is it the S4?
posted on May 06, 2013, 4:03 AM 0
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