1. VDubb22's Avatar
    I'm hoping someone can provide us with a detailed explanation of how Windows Phone 8 handles updates. Right now, I'm getting different information stating that MS has full control, that carriers have full control, there are multiple levels of updates, etc. If you know how it works, or have a valid source, please post here so I, and others, can understand how updates work.
    12-06-2012 07:46 AM
  2. rantanplan1980's Avatar
    As far as I know MS provides the software and the OEMs can't make any changes but have to provide the drivers as they're hardware specific. So in a way we do get updates from the OEMs.
    12-06-2012 08:51 AM
  3. vedichymn's Avatar
    I don't think we'll see if the process has really changed until we get the first update.
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    12-06-2012 09:26 AM
  4. rantanplan1980's Avatar
    If the OEM drops support for the device we'll be cut off from WP8 updates, that's how it is.
    12-06-2012 09:45 AM
  5. VDubb22's Avatar
    So you're suggesting that Microsoft does not have the ability to push an update to devices without approval from either the OEM or carrier?
    12-06-2012 01:58 PM
  6. Slai's Avatar
    I always thought the WP updates would come through MS, and the Nokia-specific updates (apps) would come through Nokia. IE if there is a new WP version, Nokia would roll out their app updates (if needed) to match the current version at the same time.
    12-06-2012 03:10 PM
  7. VDubb22's Avatar
    I assumed something similar, but there is so much varying information out there that I don't know what to believe. I wish Microsoft provided a detail explanation of system updates.
    12-06-2012 08:21 PM

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