Days of Windows Phone OS 8 and 7.8 are numbered




Days of Windows Phone OS 8 and 7.8 are numbered

Smartphone Nokia Lumia 620

Everyone remembers what a pompous, Microsoft announced the Windows Phone operating system 8. Also remember the advertising campaign , which involved the star from the world of show business . At the time, no one thought about the life cycle of the software giant’s new operating system. Only now, Microsoft has released information on the life cycle of the mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 on the official site.

The life cycle of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8

Owners of devices running Windows Phone 8 may be eligible for “helping hand» Microsoft until July 8, 2014, and the owners of smartphones running the operating system Windows Phone 7.8 a bit longer – until 9 September 2014.

According to Microsoft, mobile OS will be supported for 18 months from the date of their release. Recall that Windows Phone 8 was released on December 14, 2012, and Windows Phone 7.8 – February 9, 2013.

On the one hand, that’s okay, life term one platform is coming to an end, and are replaced by the new OS. Unfortunately, at the moment there is no guarantee that users brand new smartphones vaunted running Windows Phone 8 will have the opportunity to upgrade their devices to the next version of the OS.

It is noteworthy that in the agreement, which comes bundled with smartphones is written not 18, but, as a rule, 24 months support. During the exhibition MWC 2013 Executive Vice President, Nokia Smart Devices Jo Harlow said that the Finnish company responsible for the product twice as long as the company Microsoft.

“I think the two – three years of software support within the normal life cycle of the device should be enough,” – she said in the interview with the resource SlashGear. – “Most people in the past two years I have a smartphone and update your data plan.”

Perhaps it was Windows Blue will succeed Windows Phone 8, and that Microsoft has come up with for the owners of smartphones running the old OS?

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