Joe Belfiore assures Windows Phone 7 owners they'll receive Facebook, YouTube and other app updates
Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore has announced on Twitter that the recent updates for Microsoft's Facebook and YouTube apps will be made available to those who are on Windows Phone 7. Currently only those with the latest hardware can enjoy the added features and improvements, but this will soon change.
What's more is that Belfiore also adds "some others too" at the end of the tweet, leading us to believe that other app updates (possibly Foursquare and Hulu) will be rolled out.
#WP7 users: don't miss the fact that new #Youtube is coming to WP7. FB (beta) will be coming to WP7 too, a bit later. Some others too.#WP7 users: don't miss the fact that new #Youtube is coming to WP7. FB (beta) will be coming to WP7 too, a bit later. Some others too.— joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) May 7, 2013May 7, 2013
Good news for those with older hardware. We'll be sure to update you all once the updates are live on the store for Windows Phone 7 users.
Source: Twitter (@JoeBelfiore)
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I bought my Lumia 900 in November, over the Lumia 920, and have zilch regrets. Will definitely be purchasing the new Lumia flagship that is released in Q4 2013 though.
Link for evidence: http://blog.foursquare.com/
Rodgers in Canada released the update, so why the hell not ATT?!
And for those that keep wanting those apps that are not here yet, think about this. If, and that's a big IF, we ever get Instagram, by that time, you'll want Cinemagram, or Vine, or VJAM, or Camera+, or Pinterest, etc. Windows Phone will always be last. As long as MS makes apps on iOS and Android their priority, everyone else will do so as well.
I know I've done almost everything except Hard reset (shrink storage a lot of times, storage check beta, etc etc). I've deleted ALL games and left a few important messaging apps, all media files stored in SD card and still only have 1GB left. 4GB taken away from the other storage. Auto upload to SkyDrive is off. IE history all deleted. No downloaded Maps. 1GB. If it can't be fixed then it is better to just let us know so I can throw my damn 820 away for another phone. The thing is the 920 is the best phone i've ever used, it's really hard to understand why the 820 fails so much in comparison. I have the 820 as a phone to use when I cross the border for work and enter another network, incase you ask.
So can Joe assure of this also, or not? The storage check function / app did nothing to my Other storage.
The whole Zune idea is stupid, retrogade and useless. Yup I know I'll get a lot of hate for this but... A program to synch stuff? What is this? The 90s?
However Windows Phone has a gorgeous UI, the phone itself is gorgeous as well, but there are plenty of slow third apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook, Foursquare that really make the OS look bad. I know WP 8 doesn't have this problem, but it doesn't resolve mine. All of these apps run on Android 2.3 and less, perfectly.