Microsoft intends to spearhead Windows Phone 7 firmware updates

Microsoft intends to spearhead Windows Phone 7 firmware updates
Uniformity is the common theme we are witnessing in becoming all too familiar with Windows Phone 7 – it's evident in the hardware guidelines they impose. Unlike what we see now with Windows Mobile, there are just way too many inconsistencies in the amount of software versions seen running on handsets. One recently released device may have the latest version of the platform while another one that's 3 months old is running an older one – and it's almost impossible to fathom the amount of time it'll require to finally see the latest update. With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has made it clear that they'll be the ones to spearhead firmware updates for their devices rather than leaving it up to the handset manufacturer. It looks like smaller firmware packages will be made available through an OTA process while significant ones will require you to connect it with the Zune Manager software. This will thankfully knock out the threat of fragmentation that's plagued Windows Mobile and other platforms like Android. The process is even made a bit easier due to the fact that Windows Phone 7 does not all for any custom user interfaces on their devices – so updates would be more frequent and expedited quickly.

source: Tweakers (translated) via SlashGear



6. arqjav

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 29, 2009

That's a great idea one update no matter which phone you have and on what service you're on ,you'll get the update,that's a really moving forward go windows phone 7. I think Android should do the same thing.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, Zune is to Microsoft as iTUNES is to APPLE? Ok, makes sense as other companies such as samsung and sonyericcson have something similiar that is used for customers to download/sync music and files to their respective phones with. Still, I am betting EVO will be an awesome phone...better than Windows...

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1193; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

like most products we will just need to wait and see, Microsoft does dominate the computer world no doubt in my mind if they put all their resources into this phone it will be great. this does not take away from android, apple or anything else these are good too

5. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I wish android would create something like this. I don't want a 3rd party syncing software.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Really cannot wait of getting my hands on the WPS7!~

1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Bravo Microsoft. Now Google needs to do the same for Android.

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