Greg Sullivan, Marketing Manager from Microsoft promises that the Windows Phone 7 situation wont be repeated. ”We’re going to have an upgrade path going forward,” Sullivan explained.
Sullivan also tries to calm people down with the recent outrage from Windows Phone fans, brought by the silence from Microsoft concerning next software updates.
We’re not going to do this thing where we announce the next version [of Windows Phone] months and months before it’s available.
Over the course of the next several months, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some exciting new devices and more interoperability before we start talking about what [opeating system] is next. - Greg Sullivan
One of the most promising changes that Windows Phone 8 brought is the supposed faster pace of new hardware. One of the major problems on Windows Phone 7.
Windows Phone 8 can evolve. We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent. As the market evolves and customer requirements demand it, we’ll evaluate options. - Greg Sullivan
Time will tell can Windows Phone 8 deliver on the promise. As long as Microsoft truly is on it, Windows Phones sole system on chip supplier Qualcomm is quite likely the best chip manufacturer at this hardware cycle.