Current Mango running WP7 devices to never see Apollo update

Sushubh

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i hope this is true. microsoft has mocked google for not supporting their older devices. this was to happen. sooner the better. microsoft cannot really update all the windows phone devices to the latest versions because system requirements become higher with time. google and apple have gone through this phase. and now it is the turn of microsoft.
 

abhishek.techie

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Guys this might be off-topic to ask but what would you rate as the minimum specs for running WP 7.5 (comfortably) and same for Android 4.0?SE and HTC are the only ones yet (in India) to run ICS on a standard 1 GHz processor, rather well. If you look for the mango counterparts, lumia/omnia are all clocking at and over 1.4 Ghz. So is the the WP extremely resource hogging? I mean we are still at sea whether 1.4Ghz will be "enough" for Apollo?
 

agantuk

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Guys this might be off-topic to ask but what would you rate as the minimum specs for running WP 7.5 (comfortably) and same for Android 4.0?

SE and HTC are the only ones yet (in India) to run ICS on a standard 1 GHz processor, rather well. If you look for the mango counterparts, lumia/omnia are all clocking at and over 1.4 Ghz. So is the the WP extremely resource hogging? I mean we are still at sea whether 1.4Ghz will be "enough" for Apollo?

I don't know which HTC you are talking about, but I have a DHD, and ICS isn't exactly silk smooth on it. Agreed this is a dev port, but then this is straight AOSP. Android is a resource hogger, and this is known. WP7 does not require all that CPU - not right now at least. All those specs are because people confuse lower specs with slow phones, which isn't always the case. WP7 can run pretty well on a 800 Mhz, I have seen Mango working blazing fast (no exaggeration) on a Focus with a 1 GHz proc.
 

Sushubh

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the only guy with a htc one v on the forum has not really commented on the performance on the phone especially considering he had to get his handset replaced by the seller.