Microsoft Evangelist Says All Current Devices Will Recieve WP8

A lot of people are concerned about what devices will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. Some people in our forums have even said that they refuse to buy a new device until they are for sure it will receive a WP8 update. That is a concern for not only Microsoft, but also Nokia who is trying to sell a lot of phones *right now*.

Nuno Silva, a Microsoft Evangelist, was asked in an interview if current devices would be upgraded to WP8. His answer is very clear:

Q: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable that…

A: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (we´re talking about Apollo)

Q: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?

A: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs.. OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.

Hopefully that is enough to convince people that it’s okay to buy a current generation (or even first gen) device.

[via WMPU]

  • I call bullshit on that. There is just no way it will happen. It would require a ton of work to make the next updates work on older devices that, relatively, no one is using anyway. Leave them behind and push new devices with better specs.