In a Reddit AMA session today, HTC employees confirmed that the company’s 8X Windows Phone handset will receive future firmware updates. This indicates that the company is working with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone 8.1 to the device.
The news that Microsoft has purchased substantial assets from Nokia came as a surprise, but perhaps it shouldn’t have. The underlying reason that Microsoft had little choice but to buy Nokia is plain: Nokia had too much control over the Windows Phone platform, and Microsoft could not afford to lose its primacy over its mobile efforts.
How did we end up in this situation?
My friend bought HTC Trophy (T8686) unlocked GSM phone from France and he gave me as a gift. My phone has Dark Force Team WP 7.5 version. I would like to update the phone from Microsoft Windows 7.5 to Microsoft Windows 7.8. I tried microsoft zune trick but it not worked for me and also I tried through WIFI in my phone but it not showing any updates.
Well, Windows Phone fans, you are almost home. Today Microsoft’s YouTube application for Windows Phone will return to the platform’s marketplace.
At last, Google and Microsoft appear to have worked out a compromise that will allow for a fully featured YouTube experience on the latter’s mobile platform.
Microsoft has released an SDK for Windows Phone 7.8 – aka the last ever update for Windows Phone 7 handsets, which have been orphaned by the company’s platform shift to Windows Phone 8 (built on a different kernel).