Microsoft fighting to release WP8 in time for Christmas; it’s bad news for consumers
I’ve heard the same thing, and despite what you believe, Microsoft fighting to get the software for Windows Phone released in time for Christmas is a very, very bad thing.
The Verge has heard, and I’ve confirmed independently that Microsoft is having issues with adapting the NT Kernel to the new chipsets involved with Windows Phone 8, and their schedules are suffering. The software is buggy and crashes a lot right now, which explains why Nokia wouldn’t really let anyone touch the devices at their event last week.
However, Tom assures us that Microsoft plans on having the product out and delivered to OEM’s in time to have handsets on the market by the end of November.
My problem with this is, that if Microsoft is having issues now and it’s this buggy now, what kind of quality can be expected on the “final” handsets? It makes me wonder if features will be abandoned for future updates...
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