Microsoft Will Control Windows Phone Updates

Ed Bott on who controls Windows Phone 7 OS updates:

The official response from Microsoft, on the record:

Microsoft will push Windows Phone 7 software updates to end users and all Windows Phone 7 devices will be eligible for updates.

No equivocation, no qualifiers. And because of Microsoft’s strict control over the hardware standard we’re unlikely to see oddball hardware configurations that don’t qualify for OS upgrades.

They’ve learned a lesson from the old Windows Mobile — and perhaps from Android.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010