Microsoft to close update info page, and make newest OS build available per carrier request
1. Penny (Posts: 901; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I'm not liking this...it doesn't usually seem like the carriers are interested in doing anything beyond the bare minimum of what keeps customers happy, so we will have to wait and see how motivated the carriers are to provide the updates to their customers.
Based on this new policy by Microsoft, I would guess that they are preparing for some impending fragmentation, which worries me...
3. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
One decision does not a problem make, Penny. Lets see how Microsoft handles the next couple of decisions and how Apollo gets implemented before panicking. If needed, I will happily throw a fit right next to you if one of the major selling points of WP starts to slide away.
4. Penny (Posts: 901; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
True, it is not a problem at this point in time. I'm just too busy reading into the implications of the decision.
6. sexcellent (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
i think carriers need to mind their own business. what stops the carriers from making back room deals with android and apple and then doing this to microsoft on purpose?
7. Penny (Posts: 901; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Agreed sexcellent. Also, I think that software companies should be adamant about having control of the update process. It is Microsoft's own responsibility to make sure its customers get the updates, and I would not give middlemen the ability to screw up my product.
2. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
PA- If a petition comes out against this, please update this post with a link so I can sign it.