Windows Phone



  • I'm updating a Windows Phone and Zune (like iTunes for Windows Phone) has a built-in updater to do this. After starting the procedure a note says

    "Because updates are cumulative, when you install the latest update, you'll also get all the previous updates we've released if your phone doesn't have them already."

    Fine, that's smart. No point to apply many updates one after another, it would take time.
    Except that IT ACTUALLY JUST DID THAT, it applied 5 updates, each time rebooting the phone to connect to the bootloader. meh.

    Then, while waiting i clicked the "more info" link to see if there was something special to see in an update. And i get here:
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/basics/update-history

    So, it turns out that "Windows Phone 7.8" is just a commercial name, the actual version is 7.10.something because apparently that version did already exist so they went on. WTF!



  • You should get an iPhone instead, that way you would never have to do a software update since they release a new model every 5 minutes and people with an older model are shunned from cool coffee shops.



  • @Ronald said:

    You should get an iPhone instead, that way you would never have to do a software update since they release a new model every 5 minutes and people with an older model are shunned from cool coffee shops.

    Get a Blackberry instead. They're so old-fashioned they'll survive an EMP blast.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Ronald said:
    You should get an iPhone instead, that way you would never have to do a software update since they release a new model every 5 minutes and people with an older model are shunned from cool coffee shops.

    Get a Blackberry instead. They're so old-fashioned they'll survive work just the same after an EMP blast.

    FTFY.


    Also I refuse to use a phone that is lower than #3 in the market (yes, Windows Phone is now more popular than Blackberry - strange new world!).



  • Hey, I have a Symbian phone and it's actually not that bad.

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    Lol just kidding it's a pice of shit.



  •  @Microsoft said:

    New phones with OS version 7.0.7389.0 include all of the features and
    improvements that are included in OS version 7.0.7390.0.

    But why ???

    And I do like my Windows phone

    - No instant notifications from Whatsapp (you have to look manually most of the time)

    - No IMAP-Idle so it just looks for mail every two hours

    - Readable 2pt font-size in month view

    - Exactly one appointment on the calendar widget



  • @hallo.amt said:

     @Microsoft said:

    New phones with OS version 7.0.7389.0 include all of the features and
    improvements that are included in OS version 7.0.7390.0.

    But why ???


    What the hell?
    @Microsoft said:
    Also known as the "NoDo" update

    Is it called the NoDo update because it does nothing, since the previous release includes all of its features and improvements?



  • @aihtdikh said:

    @hallo.amt said:

     @Microsoft said:

    New phones with OS version 7.0.7389.0 include all of the features and
    improvements that are included in OS version 7.0.7390.0.

    But why ???


    What the hell?
    @Microsoft said:
    Also known as the "NoDo" update

    Is it called the NoDo update because it does nothing, since the previous release includes all of its features and improvements?

    Maybe it's like the second of these three fictional Valve updates:

    • Optimized a network compression function
    • Fixed a server crash introduced by the previous update
    • Fixed a server crash introduced while fixing the server crash from two updates ago


  • @aihtdikh said:

    Is it called the NoDo update because it does nothing, since the previous release includes all of its features and improvements?

    It was a play on Android's Donut update, it was short for No Donut.



  • @Douglasac said:

    @aihtdikh said:
    Is it called the NoDo update because it does nothing, since the previous release includes all of its features and improvements?

    It was a play on Android's Donut update, it was short for No Donut.

    Haha! Hilarious mobile phone operating system humor!!!



  • I say get a feature phone with a physical keyboard. Smartphones are overrated crap, especially once they stopped making them with keyboards.

    My current phone is a Samsung Sidekick 4G permanently crippled with a hack of Android 2.1. It's practically a feature phone already (as is anything with Android 2), especially as I got it for $25. I don't ever do anything with it besides phone calls and texting.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Haha! Hilarious mobile phone operating system humor!!!

    Yes, you're right, it was a terrible name and I'm glad they've stuck with sensible code names since then.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Douglasac said:
    @aihtdikh said:
    Is it called the NoDo update because it does nothing, since the previous release includes all of its features and improvements?

    It was a play on Android's Donut update, it was short for No Donut.

    Haha! Hilarious mobile phone operating system humor!!!


    Huh. Cause yeah, that's, like, totally a joke. Good one MS. Nearly as funny as WinME.



  •  Great, my phone alsowanted an update, now I have ten backups.That's the M$ definition of cumulative


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Zmaster said:

    So, it turns out that "Windows Phone 7.8" is just a commercial name, the actual version is 7.10.something because apparently that version did already exist so they went on. WTF!
     

     

    Check this out:

    1) Windows 1
    2) Windows 2
    3) Windows 3
    4) Windows 95
    5) Windows 98
    6) Windows Me
    7) Windows XP (NT v5.x)
    😎 Windows Vista (NT v6.0)
    9) Windows 7 (NT v6.1)
    10) Windows 8 (NT v6.2)
    11) Windows 8.1 (announced last week, NT v6.3)

    Proof positive Microsoft has NO GIVEASHIT about whether their trade names make any sense. 



  • Can't you just get a phone plugin card for your laptop?



  • @Weng said:

    @Zmaster said:

    So, it turns out that "Windows Phone 7.8" is just a commercial name, the actual version is 7.10.something because apparently that version did already exist so they went on. WTF!
     

     

    Check this out:

    1) Windows 1
    2) Windows 2
    3) Windows 3
    4) Windows 95
    5) Windows 98
    6) Windows Me
    7) Windows XP (NT v5.x)
    😎 Windows Vista (NT v6.0)
    9) Windows 7 (NT v6.1)
    10) Windows 8 (NT v6.2)
    11) Windows 8.1 (announced last week, NT v6.3)

    Proof positive Microsoft has NO GIVEASHIT about whether their trade names make any sense. 

    Off the top of my head, I can tell you forgot Windows 2000 and Windows 3.11.

    Also, I think the first two versions of Word were 2.0 and 6.0, but I may be wrong. Ok, actually let me check. Ah, according to Wikipedia there were versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.1a before those.



  • @Weng said:

    @Zmaster said:

    So, it turns out that "Windows Phone 7.8" is just a commercial name, the actual version is 7.10.something because apparently that version did already exist so they went on. WTF!
     

     

    Check this out:

    Version numbers are inside the Windows NT series of OSes.

    1) Windows NT 3.1

    2) Windows NT 3.51

    3) Windows NT 4

    4) Windows 2000

    @Weng said:


    5) Windows XP (NT v5.x)
    6) Windows Vista (NT v6.0)
    7) Windows 7 (NT v6.1)
    😎 Windows 8 (NT v6.2)
    9) Windows 8.1 (announced last week, NT v6.3)

    Proof positive Microsoft has NO GIVEASHIT about whether their trade names make any sense. 

     

     FTFY.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @drurowin said:

    Version numbers are inside the Windows NT series of OSes.

    1) Windows NT 3.1

    2) Windows NT 3.51

    3) Windows NT 4

    4) Windows 2000

    @Weng said:


    5) Windows XP (NT v5.x)
    6) Windows Vista (NT v6.0)
    7) Windows 7 (NT v6.1)
    😎 Windows 8 (NT v6.2)
    9) Windows 8.1 (announced last week, NT v6.3)

    NT 3.5 was marketed as a distinct product, which throws that list into off-by-one.

     



  • Windows 7 would have made more sense if Microsoft had stuck with their original plan of making it Windows NT 7.0.

    In fact, superimposing NT and DOS-based Windows versions gives us this:

    #DOS-basedNT
    1Windows 1.0
    2Windows 2.0
    3Windows 3.0
    Windows 3.1
    Windows NT 3.x
    4Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows NT 4.0
    5Windows MEWindows 2000
    Windows XP
    6Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    7Windows 8
    Windows 8.1

    So Windows 8 should have really been Windows 7. 7 was made a distinct release from Vista for marketting reasons. I don't understand why they didn't do the same thing with 8.1...


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