Re: re: So you write an app now and it works on WP7.5 & WP8
"Show me any statement anywhere where Microsoft suggested at all that you could install WP8 on older WP7 devices."
Show me where my statement implied they had. The word assumption would not be applicable if they had.
It would be reasonable to expect that if an operating system is being replaced, that the supplied phones would either have minimal software compatibility problems or an upgrade would be available. neither appear to be the case, so the buyers have been tucked up.
"Why do you feel the need to post baseless assumptions where they spread and become misinformation? Can you not take a little care in checking your facts if you're going to write on a public forum?"
WP8 is not released yet - Fact.
Microsoft have a long history of flexible goalposts. - Fact.
Therefore exercising caution until actual release is sensible.
If WP8 runs WP7 software unmodified, we do not even know how well it will work in practice.
Windows 95 was compatible with win 3.x programs, but you ended up with a dreadfully unstable system if you tried it.
On the other hand MSDOS programs usually worked quite well on it.