Can Carriers Block Windows Phone 7 OS Updates?

Peter Bright is skeptical of Ed Bott’s report that Microsoft is in full control of Windows Phone 7 updates:

As long as we’ll get our updates without carrier or OEM interference, even if only through USB, that’s still good enough; we’ll still get new features and bug fixes on our existing phones.

Sadly, it looks as if that too many not come to pass: carriers will, in fact, be able to hold back updates to some extent. Worse, it seems that Microsoft is doing everything in its power to avoid giving a straight answer about the situation.

Thursday, 11 November 2010