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   Somebody might have leaked the upcoming Windows 8 Phone. Instead of being upset about the leak, Nokia, Microsoft surprised someone actually cared

07 Aug 2012 11:50 AM   |   1474 clicks   |   Slash Gear
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Wellon Dowd     
I love a GUI that looks like it was designed by, and for, a toddler.

07 Aug 2012 12:07 PM
dwrash     
I feel the same way about the iphone, iphone and ipad... their interfaces are getting dated extremely fast too.

My wife has a mango phone, I have a Galaxy S3... we both used to have iphones.

07 Aug 2012 12:12 PM
Handsome B. Wonderful     

Wellon Dowd: I love a GUI that looks like it was designed by, and for, a toddler.


You're going to have to be more specific, you just described all cell phones operating systems.

07 Aug 2012 12:12 PM
Lord Dimwit     
If WP8 can operate entirely without need of a Windows PC or a Mac, I'll probably get one.

I would go back to Android if only Google would bribe whoever they need to bribe to get Civilization ported to Android.

07 Aug 2012 12:13 PM
Kuroshin     

Lord Dimwit: If WP8 can operate entirely without need of a Windows PC or a Mac, I'll probably get one.

I would go back to Android if only Google would bribe whoever they need to bribe to get Civilization ported to Android.


Thinking they just need to get Valve to add a little pressure. Valve's already looking at turning Steam into more than a social storefront on Android. One domino has to fall to start that chain reaction.

07 Aug 2012 12:25 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
official phone of Hell. endorsed by Satan himself.

07 Aug 2012 12:46 PM
Spasticus Autisticus     
Having used iPhones since they were released, and occasionally an Android or two, I happen to enjoy using my Windows 7.5 "Mango" phone. It's fast and easy to use.

Lack of quality commercial apps can be a little frustrating.

Lack of good selection of hardware, accessories is bothersome.

Already eligible for an upgrade, it's looking like I will go with the newest iPhone. Unless Windows 8 phones display a plethora of new high-end apps.

07 Aug 2012 01:14 PM
Elzar     
Look Apple fanbois, it may have a shiatty GUI, but at least it runs youtube videos and it's sporting a never before seen shade of yellow. The iphone is only black and white - amateurs...

Also before you Andoid dillholes start fapping just yet, this new Windows 8 Phone will crush all those Droids faster then a Jawa sandcrawler...

07 Aug 2012 01:16 PM
BullBearMS     
After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.

07 Aug 2012 01:27 PM
Lego_Addict     

Elzar: Look Apple fanbois, it may have a shiatty GUI, but at least it runs youtube videos and it's sporting a never before seen shade of yellow. The iphone is only black and white - amateurs...

Also before you Andoid dillholes start fapping just yet, this new Windows 8 Phone will crush all those Droids faster then a Jawa sandcrawler...


Bam!!

07 Aug 2012 01:39 PM
bingethinker     
Yeah, let's pretend it's a leak, and not authorized by either company. With all the hype for the S3 and the next iPhone, they felt the need to remind us that they're still around.

07 Aug 2012 01:44 PM
stratagos     

Lord Dimwit: If WP8 can operate entirely without need of a Windows PC or a Mac, I'll probably get one.

I would go back to Android if only Google would bribe whoever they need to bribe to get Civilization ported to Android.


There are DOS emulators for Android (DosBox being an example) which will theoretically allow you to play Civ 1/2/3...

I say theoretically as I've never actually tried to do so; I have no idea how challenging it actually is to turn theory into practice.

07 Aug 2012 01:45 PM
finnished     

BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.


Exactly! Unlike Apple with iPhone 4s.

07 Aug 2012 02:18 PM
eagles95     

Jon iz teh kewl: official phone of Hell. endorsed by Satan himself.


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and here he is

07 Aug 2012 02:25 PM
BullBearMS     

finnished: BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.

Exactly! Unlike Apple with iPhone 4s.


Exactly! Because unlike every other Apple phone or Google Nexus phone, the iPhone 4s will never receive years of free OS updates!

Oh, wait...

07 Aug 2012 02:32 PM
RickyWilliams'sBong     

BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.


Pretty much this. I bought a Lumia 900. Fortunately I was still in the 30-day return period when they announced there would be no upgrade to WP8, so I returned it for a refund.

It's a shame. I liked the phone. Needed a better processor and some of the bugs worked out of the software, but it was still a fairly nice phone. But no way I'd buy from them again.

07 Aug 2012 02:42 PM
jso2897    [TotalFark]  

BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.


i18.photobucket.comView Full Size

07 Aug 2012 02:59 PM
Kazan     

Elzar: Look Apple fanbois, it may have a shiatty GUI, but at least it runs youtube videos and it's sporting a never before seen shade of yellow. The iphone is only black and white - amateurs...

Also before you Andoid dillholes start fapping just yet, this new Windows 8 Phone will crush all those Droids faster then a Jawa sandcrawler...


please stop sucking up... none of us that read fark can't get you a free device

07 Aug 2012 04:00 PM
change1211    [TotalFark]  

BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.

Exactly! Unlike Apple with iPhone 4s.

Exactly! Because unlike every other Apple phone or Google Nexus phone, the iPhone 4s will never receive years of free OS updates!

Oh, wait...


I think the point that he was making is that the OS may be updated but key features introduced later will likely be missing.

07 Aug 2012 04:25 PM
BullBearMS     

change1211: BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.

Exactly! Unlike Apple with iPhone 4s.

Exactly! Because unlike every other Apple phone or Google Nexus phone, the iPhone 4s will never receive years of free OS updates!

Oh, wait...

I think the point that he was making is that the OS may be updated but key features introduced later will likely be missing.


That's funny.

I think the point is that Microsoft's flagship phone will never receive a single major software update.

Microsoft knew this would be the case when they introduced their brand new flagship phone only months ago. They chose to hide this fact from the valued customers suckers who bought it.

This is something that has never and would never happen to a customer who bought Apple or Google's flagship phones.

07 Aug 2012 05:40 PM
Playinodds     

Lord Dimwit: If WP8 can operate entirely without need of a Windows PC or a Mac, I'll probably get one.

I would go back to Android if only Google would bribe whoever they need to bribe to get Civilization ported to Android.


I use splashtop streamer to play civ 4 on my touchpad.

07 Aug 2012 07:15 PM
Lord Dimwit     

Playinodds: Lord Dimwit: If WP8 can operate entirely without need of a Windows PC or a Mac, I'll probably get one.

I would go back to Android if only Google would bribe whoever they need to bribe to get Civilization ported to Android.

I use splashtop streamer to play civ 4 on my touchpad.


Yeah. I want CivRev specifically. I want something I can play for a few turns while I'm waiting in line or laying in bed, y'know? Full Civilization requires too much of a time commitment when you've got a busy job and a one year old. :)

07 Aug 2012 07:18 PM
ajgeek    [TotalFark]  
Hey look, another rectangular object with rounded corners.

Multi-billion dollar lawsuit from Apple in 3... 2... 1*static*

07 Aug 2012 07:36 PM
bingethinker     

ajgeek: Hey look, another rectangular object with rounded corners.

Multi-billion dollar lawsuit from Apple in 3... 2... 1*static*


Samsung has done a good job of getting losers to parrot that line.

07 Aug 2012 07:56 PM
Gotfire     

eagles95: Jon iz teh kewl: official phone of Hell. endorsed by Satan himself.

[stewover.com image 512x310]

and here he is


That face just looks like it smells

07 Aug 2012 09:04 PM
CmndrFish     

BullBearMS: change1211: BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: After Microsoft recently shipped their flagship phone (knowing full well they never intended to offer OS updates for it) yet intentionally keeping their customers in the dark, you'd have to be an absolute retard to buy a phone from a company with these sorts of "screw the customer" policies.

Exactly! Unlike Apple with iPhone 4s.

Exactly! Because unlike every other Apple phone or Google Nexus phone, the iPhone 4s will never receive years of free OS updates!

Oh, wait...

I think the point that he was making is that the OS may be updated but key features introduced later will likely be missing.

That's funny.

I think the point is that Microsoft's flagship phone will never receive a single major software update.

Microsoft knew this would be the case when they introduced their brand new flagship phone only months ago. They chose to hide this fact from the valued customers suckers who bought it.

This is something that has never and would never happen to a customer who bought Apple or Google's flagship phones.


This is a lie. They will receive 7.8. 7.8 will be a major update.

Apple's doing this with iOS 6, and Google has been doing it forever with Android. Just go ask an an Android user what version they're running sometime. Very few of them will be running the latest release. I've owned my WP7 phone for a while, so maybe I don't have much to be angry over, but I just don't see the big deal.

08 Aug 2012 02:09 AM
Tobin_Lam     

CmndrFish: This is a lie. They will receive 7.8. 7.8 will be a major update.

Apple's doing this with iOS 6, and Google has been doing it forever with Android. Just go ask an an Android user what version they're running sometime. Very few of them will be running the latest release. I've owned my WP7 phone for a while, so maybe I don't have much to be angry over, but I just don't see the big deal.


Your statements are so confusing. 7.8 is not a major update; it won't even run WM8 apps. iOS 6 is a major update and there may be a feature or two that older phones won't get but they never discontinue major updates for a device that they just released. Google isn't the one that dictates updates, that's the carriers fault(and yours if you didn't get a Nexus device).

08 Aug 2012 09:00 AM
BullBearMS     

CmndrFish: This is a lie. They will receive 7.8. 7.8 will be a major update.


Getting a third tile size on the home screen is a major update?

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08 Aug 2012 11:07 AM
CmndrFish     

Tobin_Lam: Your statements are so confusing. 7.8 is not a major update; it won't even run WM8 apps. iOS 6 is a major update and there may be a feature or two that older phones won't get but they never discontinue major updates for a device that they just released. Google isn't the one that dictates updates, that's the carriers fault(and yours if you didn't get a Nexus device).


Are those goal posts moving, or is it just me? So Apple gives out updates that "everybody gets", except for the features you don't get. And Android could get around the carrier issue if they truly wanted, so that doesn't count as an excuse.

BullBearMS:
Getting a third tile size on the home screen is a major update?


There's going to be more to 7.8 than that, but believe what you want.

08 Aug 2012 05:51 PM
BullBearMS     

CmndrFish: There's going to be more to 7.8 than that, but believe what you want.


Not according to Microsoft, there isn't.

08 Aug 2012 06:45 PM
CmndrFish     

BullBearMS: CmndrFish: There's going to be more to 7.8 than that, but believe what you want.

Not according to Microsoft, there isn't.


Or they are holding other features back because WP7.8 features will also be WP8 features that they don't want to reveal yet.

08 Aug 2012 07:17 PM
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