1. Strings78's Avatar
    Having been through the struggles of not getting any of the updates that Microsoft pushed out while owning the Arrive (well officially anyway), I'm very concerned about it the HTC 8XT will be the recipient of major updates in the future. Has there been any word on this from either Sprint, HTC, or Microsoft? That is going to be a driving factor as to if i stay with Windows Phone or not...
    07-24-2013 01:18 PM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    Microsoft has recently said they'll be supporting WP8 devices for 36 months from release (this is subject to be further extended in the future as it was 18 months before they doubled that figure). The updates go from MS to the carriers and OEM's for testing, then once that's done it's all certified and released OTA to all devices. It's up to your carrier when your phone receives the update or if it does, as far as I know.
    07-24-2013 01:35 PM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    My biggest concern would be Sprint. You might want to ask them in their forums. Based on the effort they've put behind it so far, it's a question worth asking.
    07-24-2013 01:38 PM
  4. Strings78's Avatar
    My biggest concern would be Sprint. You might want to ask them in their forums. Based on the effort they've put behind it so far, it's a question worth asking.
    That's exactly my thinking too, Knowing how well they supported the Arrive (not at all) I'm very timid about buying any Windows Phone on Sprint. Unless a Lumia device appears. Then that changes everything.
    07-24-2013 05:23 PM
  5. johnbash612's Avatar
    Having been through the struggles of not getting any of the updates that Microsoft pushed out while owning the Arrive (well officially anyway), I'm very concerned about it the HTC 8XT will be the recipient of major updates in the future. Has there been any word on this from either Sprint, HTC, or Microsoft? That is going to be a driving factor as to if i stay with Windows Phone or not...
    I know its not a lot to go off of but the htc 8xt does come with the gdr2 improvements at retail purchase.
    07-25-2013 02:06 AM
  6. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    I know its not a lot to go off of but the htc 8xt does come with the gdr2 improvements at retail purchase.
    That seems reasonable. The Lumia 925 and 1020 launched with the latest OS version, so it would be bad for the 8XT not to have it.
    07-26-2013 03:50 PM

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