@brandonjbarnard Yes, but don't you have to run your phone in "developer preview?" If you only want the final version of the OS, and its periodic updates (I don't want to be a Beta tester), then I don't see how Microsoft is going to deliver them.
This is ridiculous, frankly. I like the OS, and I want this Windows phone, but if I'm going to go with an underdeveloped ecosystem, I shouldn't ALSO have to jump through a whole bunch of extra hoops to get the damned device.
It really looks like I'm out for good.
I am looking forward to the release of this phone, I really hope Rogers picks it up. I will be purchasing 2 of them if they do 🙂
You had to run your phone in developer preview to get the windows 8 or 8.1 updates. With Windows 10 Microsot will control mobile updates.
This article may help clarify things if you are interested.
by ecosystem do you mean app-gap?
I agree with you though on that point. We shouldn't have to jump through a bunch of extra hoops to get the device we want. Should be provided by our carrier. However that is the reality with windows phones in Canadian market at the moment. We will have to wait and see what announcements are made by the carriers.
@brandonjbarnard Not "official" but people with sources at the major telcos say it isn't happening. I have no reason to doubt their sources, and equally no reason to think that things will change dramatically for Windows phone in the next two months:
If Rogers offers a discount on my plan for an unlocked phone (I've read that they do) then I'm happy buying direct from Microsoft.
@brandonjbarnard I had no idea you got a break on a Roger plan if you buy onlocked until I read it today.
Given that there is a ~$20/month savings on my plan, I'd be delighted to pay Microsoft directly.
Rogers device selection seem abysmal anyway. The only other phone I was considering was a Moto X Play. Turns out that's only on Telus (subsidized, that is).
yeah if your phone is old enough it can be reduced to a smart tab so $10 off, and my Lumia 920 in December will technically be a no tab device since my 3 year contract will be over so I'll get $20 off total for my wireless.
I don't have the $$$ to buy a phone unlocked so was hoping to get it through Rogers.
Only reason I switched to Rogers from Telus was for the Lumia 920