Windows RT Update

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  1. Steve S

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    I feel like now is about when they should be telling people what to expect will be included in this update, not just the estimated timeline. Otherwise, they're setting people up for disappointment.

    My guess is that they enable Metro apps on the desktop and MAYBE add in the new universal app APIs, but that's about it.
     
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    I would of thought that RT devices will basically get updated to Windows 10 Mobile. I would of thought that it would make the most sense, rather than leaving the devices with just RT8.1?

    If they don't update it to a version of W10 in some way, I'm sure there will be someone who will attempt and succeed in putting W10 on a RT device.

    Just my two cents....
     
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    The problem with updating to Windows 10 Mobile is that they're then removing functionality. It might be a small number of users, but there are definitely SOME who bought the Surface RT or Surface 2 for its promises of full Office capability. As the Mobile version doesn't have a true desktop and isn't capable of running desktop apps (even with Continuum for Phones, the only things that it can run are Universal apps), there would be some who would be upset with the loss of that.
     
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    That I wasn't aware off. It was my understanding that W10 was 'every device' and that Continuum 'sorted out' compatibility and apps etc... So some apps would run and that W10 would work the same on a phone, tablet or desktop and that the apps that were compatible with the hardware/platform that you were using would work.
     
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    Honestly, if that's all it is I don't even see why they're bothering.
     
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    So they can point to it and say, "hey, look! We are keeping our promise of continued support for X years."
     
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    Yeah, but I'd think that just security updates would be enough to claim that as well. Who knows though.
     
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    I certainly don't =P
     
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