Microsoft extends Windows Phone 7.8 mainstream support until October 14
Microsoft has quietly extended mainstream support for its old Windows Phone 7.8 operating system by a few more weeks. It was supposed to end over a week ago on September 9 but now Microsoft has listed a new end date of October 14.
It's currently unknown why Microsoft decided to add a few extra weeks for mainstream support, but there you have it. Assuming the company doesn't make yet another extension, Windows Phone 7.8 will not receive any more new features or major performance improvements after October 14.
Why do you think Microsoft decided to keep mainstream support going for Windows Phone 7.8 for a little while longer? Thanks to Cristian for the tip
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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I could easily pull out my old Nokia N8, stick a SIM in it and use it for calls, texting, Satnav and photography plus a little bit of Angry Birds and what not.
They deserve it.
I know its hard...
Feel pitty for them... ;D
But MS always has done same things
In spite being OS company and successfull in it they could not developed good mobile OS, still there far behind of Android and IOS
I still expect to get at least the looks of WP 8.1 but MS doesn't give a F@#k. And I'm still waiting for a true successor of Lumia 800 (in terms of design, better AMOLED and better camera) but all that Nokia is giving in the 8xx series after 800 is useless poorly designed and under-powered shit. :v Lumia 800 was N9's twin brother, the most beautiful phone, and now it's a phone that has been forgotten. The first Nokia Windows Phone, lying in an empty dark pocket, bathing in sweat, begging for one last update(atleast update the UI :v ) but the creators don't care and consumer is cursing the creator - You'll never be successful -_-
Anyone? BTW. I'm still using my Lumia 800 which I've had for over 2 years. Got it day-1 when it landed in Australia, back in March 2012.
I'll probably replace it this year with a 735 or 830 depending on what deals Vodafone offer.
Would love to upgrade to the 930, but that'd cost me another $20/mth (total $70/mth).
Am I displeased with how MS have treated their 7.x customers? You bet, but I kinda get it.