| | 08-02-2013, 11:51 AM #1
Honestly its frustrating that we have to wait for carriers to push these updates out to our phones, why cant MS just adapt the same strategy that apple has ???
I know that apple has it easy they only support 5 different models of their phones, here is the breakdown. 2 new iphone 5 models(GSM and CDMA) and 3 o 4 older models, that's about 2 models for iphone 5, 1 models for iphone 4s and 2 models for iphone 4 (GSM and CDMA). that's 5 total. and they push the updates out themselves.
How many phones does Nokia have out now ?? Im not going to count windows 7.5 phones as these are EOL. just WP8, Lumia 520, 620,625,720,810,820,822,920,925,928,1020. that's 11 phones to maintain.
carriers tend to wait way too long to push these updates out, I remember back in the days when phones never received updates unless you were having an issue with the phone and you took it into a service station or to your local carrier store and they would say they were going to update your "software", this is now called a factory reset because they weren't updating any software (99% of those times).
but im almost sure that carriers were dragging their feet then, and was a turn off for phone vendors to update their software and provide better experience for the customer.
same as the auto industry when do you hear the dealers updating the ECU software on cars, they eventually do it when a specific case becomes public and a recall is issued.
But what im getting to is that this type of push back or bureaucracy should be a thing of the past.....
my nexus 4 just got the 4.3 update from google(yesterday), thank god I didn't have to wait a year or better yet NEVER for LG or Samsung to push updates.
as you can see Im a bit frustrated with my lumia 920 right now, I have this massive battery drain(I've replaced the phone 4 times, its not a hardware issue). certain days I lose upwards of 25% an hr and other days the phone is fine, its like if the phone is in that "time of the month".
anyways MS has to play catch up big time, I think frequent updates, maybe updating individual modules at a time (not waiting 4-5 months for a service pack) would be better instead of making people wait so long would have a better adoption rate.
I just heard WP8 has 4%.