Microsoft rushing to finish Windows Phone 8 [Report]

Polish on the mobile OS is pushing back the schedule

While Microsoft and Nokia had a press event last week to unveil the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is rushing to make sure the operating system is done by its planned October release window. Microsoft planned to launch Windows Phone 8 in early October ahead of the October 26 release of the full Windows 8 desktop OS.

Devices were planned to launch in November, but hardware manufacturers are having problems with their WP8 devices. The Verge names HTC as one manufacturer who's having problems testing one of its planned WP8 phones. Microsoft is reportedly working with phone carriers to minimize testing times and customization in order to get WP8 phones on shelves in time.

Microsoft is expected to have a final version of the operating system as early as next week, with the Software Development Kit due tomorrow.

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Rey Samonte Sr. Technical Game Designer, Trion Worlds5 years ago
Hrm, I hope this phone doesn't red ring...hehe! Okay, someone had to! ;)
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Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games5 years ago
it seems many people were disappointed by the reveal of this new device today, and Lumia 920 more and more seems to be the more popular choice. people really want to experience fresh innovative technologies, and maybe microsoft this time hit the sweet spot. for sure apple will still keep selling tons, but it is possible we are witnessing the beginning of yet another evolution of mobile. all the better for developers! a great vibrant new business option!
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd5 years ago
@ Yiannis Well Windows Phone 7 was nothing short of a disaster, but I do hope WP8 is successful, even if Android is my OS of choice, just because competition breeds improvement.
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Adam Campbell Game Production Manager, Azoomee5 years ago

I disagree. I thought WP7 was fantastic. Fast and functional with a revolutionary UI. There are definitely areas to be improved on though and it looks like Windows Phone 8 is doing just that...
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