WP 7 was dead on arrival, admits Microsoft
| by Roydon Cerejo |
Microsoft is focusing all their efforts on the new ecosystem that’s about to hit retail stores in a few months – Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The software giant may be starting from scratch with this “generation leap” in their mobile OS, leaving existing WP 7 users out in the cold, but it has now come to light that this was inevitable. According to Greg Sullivan, Senior Product Manager for Windows Phone, Microsoft had already sealed the fate of WP 7 at the time of its launch because they were actually working on WP 8 and knew very well it wouldn’t be upgradable to WP 8. Apparently, according to Sullivan, “unifying the Windows Phone and Windows kernels was always the plan”. A simple question comes to mind upon this realization: why did Microsoft string us along for the ride that was headed over a cliff in the first place? Why not launch Windows Phone 8 directly along with Windows 8?
How many months before WP8 is scrapped?
Tags: Windows Phone 8 , Windows Phone 7 doomed from beginning , Windows Phone 7 DOA , Windows Phone 7 had no future , Windows Phone 7 vs Windows Phone 8 , wP7 , WP8 , windows phone 7.8 update , WP7 app compatibility , Microsoft , Windows Phone
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