Originally Posted by devGod
#1 WP7 apps will work, unchanged and untouched by devs on all new WP8 devices.
And, again, that's better than their desktop OS has managed to do, which is why I don't believe it.
#2 Existing devices are not abandoned - they are getting the WP7.8 update at about the same time WP8 devices launch.
7.8 = 8 for sufficiently large values of 7.8. However, this isn't math class.
So, here's the reality - speaking as a wp7 developer - WP7 will continue to be supported for sometime by developers, just as previous versions of windows are still supported. Why?
Because people refuse to update their Microsoft products and use DECADE-OLD OS' instead of modern software, forcing developers to support DECADE-OLD OS' instead of being able to trim their code for newer software.