Hi folks! Just got back from the medic ball – been ill the past couple of days so I didn’t have the chance to schedule some posts.
Anyway, first tip for Sunday. WMPoweruser reports on the possible status for Apollo updates to WP7 phones. There were some rumours that it might not be possible but apparently more recent information suggests devices like the Lumia would get the update, but older phones (pre Nokia ones so that doesn’t concern us) would get it in some other form.
Folks are somewhat becoming used to expecting OS updates – we see angry users from all OSes complaining when they don’t get theirs soon enough. I guess it’s because that is part of the support their expecting from purchasing their device. Another line of thought was summarised nicely by commenter, Dr Zorg.
To be completely fair, I don’t get this obsession with OS “updates” which essentially change the OS from the ground up and make it more difficult to run on old hardware.
If you buy a phone, it’s best to do so going by what it can do right now, at this very moment, than by what a company promised or hasn’t promised for the future. Who knows, a company might go bankrupt in a matter of months and you’d be cheated of that kind of investment.
How long should it be mandatory for manufacturers to support updates for phones, if at all? Should we just be pleased with what we buy? Regardless of possible Nokia delays in updates, I think they do deserve some credit for the amount and level of updates Nokia gives to their devices (well, all except N97 :P)
For me, I would be disappointed if Lumia didn’t get Apollo – though updates in some form to bring similar functionality would at least be welcome.
Cheers ZiPA and Viipottaja for the tip!