Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft backtracks on Windows Phone 8 upgrade comments

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu April 19, 2012

MS Evangelist gave wrong impression on WP7

Microsoft Evangelist Nuno Silva has corrected his comments on upgrading devices from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8. Previously, Silva said in a video interview that all Windows Phone Devices, even first generation models, would get Window Phone 8. He claims to have "confused app compatibility with phone updatability", giving the wrong impression.

"The point I was attempting to make was simply that existing Windows Phone applications will run on the next version of Windows Phone. This is the same guidance that Microsoft shared late last year," he wrote on his blog, adding "While we have given Windows Phone developers this preliminary guidance on app compatibility to help them with long term project planning, Microsoft does not have any further news to share on future products at this time."

Microsoft has previously confirmed the next version of Windows Phone would support earlier apps, but would not talk about OS upgrades. With the next Windows Phone version rumored to be out by summer, reports of incompatibility may impact current-generation hardware sales if the major OS upgrade will be unavailable.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News