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March 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Support for Windows Phone 8 ending in July 2014 but WP8 users will be able to upgrade
There’s been some buzz today about whether Microsoft’s product lifecycle table — which shows end of mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 — means that people who just bought a Windows Phone 8 device and are tied to a two-year contract would end up unsupported. Or will WP8 users to be able to upgrade to the next version of Windows Phone when it comes out?
It looks like the latter, based on this statement from Microsoft:
“As we’ve said, one benefit of moving to the Windows core is that Windows Phone 8 is upgradeable. This means that even beyond the updates we’re committing to distribute for 18 months, Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to upgrade to the next version of Windows Phone when it is launched.”