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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:04
Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:08
Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:16
They better be announcing something in regards to WP8.
Considering we were promised regular frequent updates, and Mango being the last interesting event in that category, and that promised roadmap's missing since over a year, too, WP is kind of a running joke by now. I wouldn't put it past Microsoft for that developer summit still being about WP7.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:24
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:30
Small bugfixes are pretty uninteresting, IMO. Considering that WP has quite some catching up to do compared to the other platforms, it's been pretty uneventful since Mango.
And yeah, there better be hardware soon after a formal announcement. Between the reveal of WP7 and actual availability were like 8 months. That's inacceptable. I wouldn't be surprised, if this plays out the same again. After all, it's what Microsoft keeps doing with all their products.
--edit: Also, for the sake of porting my most successful project, there better be support for C++/CX in WP8, because that's the only way relevant audio APIs are accessible in WinRT (the XAudio COM objects, because there's no formal capturing API in managed WinRT).
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:51
They haven't talked up WP8 all this time exactly because they don't want to do what happend with mango specifically, i.e. show it off back in Feb and not have it come out till Sept/Nov etc. The time between the first reveal in June and RTM should no be 3-4 months which sounds much better in the end. Also doesn't effect new Lumia 900 sales, heh.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:20
It also means that Apple and Google won't be able to steal features from the next version of Windows Phone as quickly as they did when Mango was announced.