Any moment now a lot of new handsets running the newest version of Windows Phone, are going to hit the market, one even this week in Japan. As my colleague Nick emailed me earlier today, with a simple statement that as a confirmed Windows Phone early adopter/ fanatic, raised my ire, and led me to think that people still don’t take the OS seriously, this is a general response.
I know most people could care less about the OS right now
Quote: Nick Gray
A statement as effective as a red cape to a bull, I’m a confirmed WP user and fan and being early to the OS, which was effectively a beta [don’t tell anyone], a few weeks shy of it’s first release to the public, we are looking at the first major update for the OS rolling out to the masses. Nick and I both have been keeping up with news of HTC devices that may be coming with the update and have both taken note of the Mazaa, the Omega and the Eternity. Expect both to be previewed/announced at the September First event we have been hearing about. So devices are one part of the Equation, and I expect HTC to produce the same quality in their second generation Windows Phones as they did with the first generation.
[Note: the image above is tacked together from a group of images, and size comparison is not realistic]
HTC had a full stable of Windows Phone devices on launch, that were available in different markets around the world, and with a range of form factors. While most users love the hardware, the general consensus would have to be that the OS needs lot’s of work. To most analysts sitting back in a safe place analysing, Microsoft shipped an OS that, mirrored the iPhone OS at launch, with some key features missing but promised. The biggest deal was that copy paste was not included in the initial release, much like the iPhone. Microsoft went through a major processing the NoDo update, with issues with some Samsung phones, usually hardware related. In general, most people have been able to get an update, even though it has been convoluted by carrier testing. Now that we are past the hump, have crested the hill and are cruising to the next update, we should probably look at what it adds, to current hand sets and those expected to be released soon with the “Mango” update as native.
I’ve been trying to look at what’s new in the Mango release for a while, and something as simple as the new, improved xBox/ gaming hub is a leap forward, part of the update is making the OS more enjoyable.
Go back to the original Promo though, and you can see how slick this is Read On