Microsoft Backtracks on Extra Windows Phone 7.8 FeaturesSeptember 13, 2012 1 Comment
A few days ago, Microsoft asked the community to vote on exact features that they would want brought to the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 update from WP8.
On the User Voice page, a WP admin wrote:
As you know, Windows Phone 8 is a generational shift in technology, which means that it will not run on existing hardware.
BUT we care deeply about our existing customers and would like to know SPECIFICALLY what features you would like to see on 7.8 and vote INDIVIDUALLY for the one that you want most (vs. one large grab bag of features).
Now the page has been updated with the following:
We are truly floored over the excitement about future Windows Phone releases. Unfortunately our earlier response on this post was not well worded. We really do care about your feedback. This forum is intended to seek suggestions on future product features but it is not set up to take requests for specific product versions. We apologize for the confusion.
We would like to reinforce that for this forum to work optimally we would need users to create unique suggestions each with a single idea. This particular suggestion item has many varied ideas and because of that we aren’t able to infer what is the most important to this forum. Please reallocate your votes to other suggestions that have a single idea.
Take a look at the posting here
Well that takes care of that I guess…
I suggest not banking on getting anything other than the new start screen on current handsets (for now) unless you own a Nokia Lumia