Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 18 of 18
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Ludwig1976
  • 1 Post By Kevin N Smith
  • 2 Post By berty6294
  • 1 Post By AngryNil
  1. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    502 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts
       #1  
    I think it is a great idea on W8, fixing minor annoying bugs (WP7's disappearing keyboard, for example) Every Tuesday. They already have a push system for updates, they just need to use it more often. They could even just do patches via push updates and make WP8 Blue a store app. That way consumers could tell the difference between patches and fixes and major OS revisions.

    I can think of alot of things patch Tuesday could fix...
    - Broken live tiles
    - IE exploits like the one discovered at WP launch
    - FM radio (All they have to do is enable it, really...)
    - SIM error glitch
    - Other storage
    - CALdav
    - CARDav
    - Bad data usage issues (Live tiles taking lots of data)
    - UMHG INSTAGRAAAAAM (jk)
    - 1080p
  2. Ludwig1976's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    63 Posts
    Global Posts
    67 Global Posts
    #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    Every Tuesday
    Dreeeeeeams are my reeeeeeealityyyyyyyy....
    pedenske likes this.
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3,350 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,352 Global Posts
    #3  
    I say Patch Tuesday for Windows 8 and Patch Thursday for Windows Phone 8 (so they don't kill themselves in 1 day)! That is something that would be new for the mobile world!
  4. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    502 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts
       #4  
    Exactly. MS has to stop falling behind and INNOVATE. If this can be done for Win8, it can be done for WP8..
  5. Jaskys's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    603 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    I think it is a great idea on W8, fixing minor annoying bugs (WP7's disappearing keyboard, for example) Every Tuesday. They already have a push system for updates, they just need to use it more often. They could even just do patches via push updates and make WP8 Blue a store app. That way consumers could tell the difference between patches and fixes and major OS revisions.

    I can think of alot of things patch Tuesday could fix...
    - Broken live tiles
    - IE exploits like the one discovered at WP launch
    - FM radio (All they have to do is enable it, really...)
    - SIM error glitch
    - Other storage
    - CALdav
    - CARDav
    - Bad data usage issues (Live tiles taking lots of data)
    - UMHG INSTAGRAAAAAM (jk)
    - 1080p
    First that isn't fixes most of these are features.
    Second it takes time to test all the **** before releasing, it's not that easy as it looks like.
    Third try to start your own company and do new stuff every week, im pretty sure it would either suck or would make you bancrupt.
  6. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    502 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts
       #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskys View Post
    First that isn't fixes most of these are features.
    Second it takes time to test all the **** before releasing, it's not that easy as it looks like.
    Third try to start your own company and do new stuff every week, im pretty sure it would either suck or would make you bancrupt.
    Its an example. Obviously, some of these thing are not possible every week. Some of them are.
    pedenske likes this.
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    986 Posts
    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    Exactly. MS has to stop falling behind and INNOVATE. If this can be done for Win8, it can be done for WP8..
    It's a lot harder to push out updates every week for phones because they operate on different carriers. It has a long approval and editing process which probably takes longer than a week itself. It's easier for W8 because its devices aren't under carrier contract and therefore the updates don't need to be approved and released by them. All updates go through Microsoft in that case, which makes them more frequent.
  8. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    502 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts
       #8  
    Didn't they say something at Wp8 launch about carriers not having to approve anymore?
  9. SnailUK's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,001 Posts
    #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    Didn't they say something at Wp8 launch about carriers not having to approve anymore?
    Apple, Google, Samsung and everyone else have to get carrier approval, how would a tiny fish in the mobile world like Microsoft manage something even Apple can't manage?
  10. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    502 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts
       #10  
    Apple does not.
  11. kalo88's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    95 Posts
    Global Posts
    230 Global Posts
    #11  
    Carriers have no business messing with os firmware imo, all they do is load junk people don't want and delay things further.
  12. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    3,033 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,689 Global Posts
    #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    Didn't they say something at Wp8 launch about carriers not having to approve anymore?
    The carriers (ALL the US carriers) would just be like "GL then" and blocked every WP device from being able to access their network.
  13. lippidp's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    422 Posts
    Global Posts
    424 Global Posts
    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by IN5TIGATOR View Post
    Didn't they say something at Wp8 launch about carriers not having to approve anymore?
    LOL! You must be new here. MS has been making claims about being able to control updates since at least 2009, but it hasn't happened yet.
  14. dkp23's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,486 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,521 Global Posts
    #14  
    not happening as long as carriers are involved. Problem is, if they keep sending out updates, it may mess up the phone on the network causing serious signal issues.
  15. #15  
    Patch Tuesday isn't every Tuesday, even for desktop Windows. It's once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month.
  16. akar33's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    66 Posts
    Global Posts
    75 Global Posts
    #16  
    Patch Tuesday is actually 2nd Tuesday of every month. Not every Tuesday in a year.
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3,350 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,352 Global Posts
    #17  
    PATCH TUESDAY IS ACTUALLY THIS TUESDAY!!! :D oooo
  18. AngryNil's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,384 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,388 Global Posts
    #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by dkp23 View Post
    not happening as long as carriers are involved. Problem is, if they keep sending out updates, it may mess up the phone on the network causing serious signal issues.
    How utterly believable. I'd really like to see the carrier "testing" that occurs for an update like Portico.
    "Oh no, Microsoft added persistent WiFi, people aren't unexpectedly going over their data caps when the screen is off now! Damn!"

    Why does Microsoft need to go through carriers to push out say, playlist management, global access to already-present podcast infrastructure, or a fix for the OS not properly clearing out storage? The carriers don't need to test that stuff, it has nothing to do with them. If signal issues are so easily caused, why isn't the iPhone a complete mess? And if OTA must to be locked down, why don't they use the Store? Nokia tweaks their low-level customisations constantly through it, why didn't Microsoft think of making apps like Music+Videos function similarly?
    Laura Knotek likes this.

Similar Threads

  1. New Ipdates for Patch Tuesday are Live
    By shn'g in forum Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-10-2013, 05:29 PM
  2. Why I didn't wait for WP8
    By thecaringkind in forum Nokia Lumia 900
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 08-14-2012, 12:31 PM
  3. Will new ports be for WP8 only?
    By gedmurphy in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-01-2012, 08:18 AM
  4. Should they make another surround for wp8?
    By CamiKitti in forum HTC Surround
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-21-2011, 01:00 PM
  5. How important is RAM for WP8 update
    By danygandhi in forum HTC TITAN
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-15-2011, 04:05 PM

Posting Permissions