In 10 days, 20% of WP7 phones have gotten Mango
posted by Michael H. / Oct 06, 2011, 7:18 PM
Some may use this as more proof that Android's update model is broken, given that the newest version of Android has just hit 39%, almost a year after its release, but of course comparing the two systems makes no sense because the models take two different sides of a tradeoff. Android manufacturers choose to iterate hardware faster and push updates slower, while Microsoft keeps tight reins on WP7 hardware, so the hardware iterates slower, but updates can push faster.
So that leaves the question: would you rather have the newest OS update faster, or a dual-core CPU with a qHD screen?
not really interesting news because there's only a small number of windows wp7 as confirmed by steve balmer so this 20% maybe only around 100K devices??
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 7:45 PM 0
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HTC alone sold 800,000 WP7 devices just in Q1 of 2011. so, I'm willing to bet there are more than the 2 million WP7 devices that you're estimating. it's not a huge number of phones, but it's not that small either.
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 7:55 PM 2
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and i dont think htc was even the most popular seller, at least in the Us… and i am very happy that microsoft got their updates going after an android-like nodo update.. when i updated my phone to mango it was a simple plug and update which i prefer over ota.. i really hope apple keeps their itunes updates in addition to over the air..
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 12:26 AM 1
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Like any roll out, just take baby steps. The Nodo update did not go this well. But Microsoft learned from the mistakes of Nodo and Mango is going very smooth. So as WP becomes more successful, the lessons learned from this roll out will pay off. When the need for an update occurs in the future and there are millions of devices in a lot more languages, Microsoft will be ready. This is a good sign of the support consumers can expect in the future from Windows Phones. THAT is more important to me than dual core or a qHD screen.
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 11:40 PM 2
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What ever happened to the good 'o days where you can just install a brand new operating system onto a computer and get the damn thing to run perfectly by installing drivers?
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 8:03 PM 1
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Over the air is much simpler and convenient, but you can still download over the computer if you choose, and whatever devices you are referring to are most likely not cell phones because you would have to wait for the carrier and the manufacturer of the phone to release the OS to the public for download, unless you download a custom OS onto a modded phone
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 8:50 PM 0
Interestingly enough, my HD7 did not tell me it needed to be update. The first day the release was announced, I plugged my phone into my computer just to chance it and after a solid 15 minutes on a USB linked to Windows Phone Connector for Mac I had mango. Anyone who has not yet received the update, I highly recommend attempting to link it to Zune and see what happens. I believe MS is likely focusing on the direct link updates to separate itself from the competition. Not that it actually makes a difference, but it creates an effective illusion to do nothing but direct link updates with very solid builds as opposed to having very buggy OA updates.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:30 AM 0
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