Paul Thurrott: There Will Be No Windows Phone 8 Update
Even though we told you that you shouldn’t care about the Windows Phone 8 Apollo update right now, probably the most discussed and irritating subject of the moment — for Windows Phone 7 fans — is the possibility of receiving an official update to Windows Phone 8.
Paul Thurrott is weighing in on the matter, acting as a messenger. Without tweaking the contents, here it is: “Allow me to set the record straight. No. It won’t happen. Not for the Lumia 900, and not for any other existing phone. It won’t happen partially, through an update that will deliver just some features, and it won’t happen for those who wish to pay for such an update. It simply isn’t happening. Sorry. But please don’t email me about this; I’m just the messenger“.
If this turns out to be true then Microsoft will have a lot of angry (ex) customers. Of course, as Thurrott explains, Windows Phone 8 Apollo might need more horsepower than legacy Windows Phone 7 devices, as in “two or more core processors”. This might be a marketing catch or the cruel reality. On the other hand, there’s always the reason for Microsoft and its OEM partners to want to sell more new devices instead of spending cash on updating current ones, which don’t really bring more money to the companies. There could be a lot of reasons for the lack of an update and just as many in favor.