By now you know about the WP7.8 update (or non-update) and you know that WP8 will be leaving your brand new 2nd Windows Phone out to dry but what can you do right?
Well I don’t really know if it’s going to do any good or not but…There is a petition of sorts going on Windows Phone official user voice site to “Bring new features of WP8 that can be supported by WP7.5 hardware to WP7.8!”
The basic point of it is this:
Being WP fans, we know that WP8 needs a new kernel. We absolutely understand the fact that our existing devices cannot get WP8 due to huge work for kernel and drivers re-writing. On the new kernel for WP8, we, WP fans, are totally on your side. I am sure most of the existing users, who wish WP having a better future, can accept the fact that WP8 apps cannot be supported in WP7.8 due to kernel incompatibility issues. However, it does not mean that it justifies for WP7.8 just having the new Start Screen of WP8.
Although they are still not officially announced, many features of WP8, including IE10, Skydrive Integration, Xbox Music & Video, DataSmart, whole-new range of languages and IME supports, etc, have been revealed by different parties. Many existing WP users will love to have these new features on their WP7.8 devices. We believe that some of the above features do not require high grade hardware. Indeed, Microsoft, we can assure you that you will **** most if not all WP users off, if you deliberately leave these “upgradable” features off from our WP7.8 devices.
At the time of publish it had 7,927 votes but I am sure it has more than that right now. Want to make that count higher? Of course you do!