Please rename Windows Phone 7.8 as Windows Phone 8 CE or something
Just like apple give the iOS to iphone 3GS, but 3GS don't get the whole package. Please rename it.
You will lose a lot of customers if you don't call it WP8. And you'll drag Nokia to the ****. Please rename it. Please! Or none of the WP7 would be sold.
listen to anonymous
Frankie Bloise Estrella commented
True, should be called WP8 lite or something similar
Bonny Benny commented
me too agree with this...
Franklin liu commented
I totally agree with this idea. WP 7.8 share the same start screem as that runs on WP8, microsoft should rename it to the WP8 CE.
I like this idea alot... Move forward MS, people who are stuck with Windows Phone 7x, wouldnt like nothing more than to receive the WP8 update...
If you guys cant do it, at least give users a name we can live with...
right one, but MS would risk to be called a fool if they sell a WP8c(ut) f.e. Apple can do what they want, MS not....
You look desperate for this.... do you feel ashamed for no receiving the full windows 8 update? will you hide from your friends, in order to avoid being asked about your "new" phone system?
Are you going to loose a bet?
"oh well... mmm... they called it wp 7.8 but its a camouflage version, i swear!"
i have ever thought the same since the WP8 conference...
Apple do the same since the first upgrade to iphones.. do the same also for WP!
Less confusion and the difference will be only for NFC or other hardware differences (the sw differences are less noticeable for the most out there)
I want windows 8
Everything is fine with the name.... U morons are just creating nonsense..
Wade Edward commented
Nokia helped to make this OS happen. Nokia didn't have that much input into WP7.5. Nokia had a **** of a lot of input into WP8. This is in evidence in the handling of camera hardware and in many other places. Nokia made this happen and in part it was their choice!
Please don't tell me that Nokia are going to be upset by this upgrade, their fingers are all over this OS and it is what they need and want.
This generational leap is want the platform needs. If I could find one in Australia I would still buy an unlocked Nokia 900 today. It is still a great phone and will be even better with 7.8.
I can't wait to see what the new Nokia hardware is going to be like.
Yeah, this sounds more sensible and better. +1 buddy
I agree that MS should follow apple on their upgrade and naming strategy. It is better!
Denniskai commented · June 23, 2012 16:35 · Flag as inappropriate
have some user comment because the hardware cannot support wp8 so we cannot force window to update the wp7.5 to wp8. but how about the people just bought the lumia 900 one month ago?
- and to think that Micro$oft was the one who strictly implemented that HARDWARE Specs for Windows Phone 7...
Bastien Vandamme commented
From my experience the versioning in not only a choice of the company. There are rules. You can not rename a version really as you wish for public application. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The version name is not the problem. iOS updates brings HUGE number of good features even for old phones. WP7.8 is going to bring just a new start screen. That is the problem for current WP users.
I don't think the name is so important...
Apple gave the same ios to older phones and disabled some unsupported features. This isn't the case here.
Renaming 7.8 to 8 won't bring those features it will just make the lie even worse. You can't tell people you're getting WP8 when they're not. The start screen IS NOT the marquee feature of wp8. it's better than the current start screen but it's nothing compared to numerous other features (voip, language support, etc)
and, as was already mentioned, 7.8 will never run the new apps that will be built for wp8.
this isn't like the winrt/win8 scenario. with those two operating systems, all new apps in the win8 store would run on both