1. saintforlife's Avatar
    Or does WP8 allow Nokia and MS to completely by pass the carrier and push updates directly to the phone like Apple does with the iPhone?
    09-12-2012 03:36 AM
  2. SnailUK's Avatar
    No.

    Apple is the only company with the power to push the carrier around. Carriers will have Microsoft by the balls with WP8, until its as popular as Android.
    09-12-2012 03:47 AM
  3. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Here is the difference. The carriers will push out the official updates but if you are willing to sign an agreement with Microsoft (assume email login here or something simple like that) you can receive updates when they are released affectively bypassing the carriers.
    09-12-2012 06:32 AM
  4. saintforlife's Avatar
    Here is the difference. The carriers will push out the official updates but if you are willing to sign an agreement with Microsoft (assume email login here or something simple like that) you can receive updates when they are released affectively bypassing the carriers.
    Can you elaborate on this a bit on how this works? What do you mean sign an agreement with MS? Don't they already have your hotmail/other email address when you setup your phone?

    I'll sign anything if I can bypass the carriers.
    09-12-2012 08:15 AM
  5. tapiocamilktea's Avatar
    Here is the difference. The carriers will push out the official updates but if you are willing to sign an agreement with Microsoft (assume email login here or something simple like that) you can receive updates when they are released affectively bypassing the carriers.
    Why doesn't Google do this? I'm sure 99% of people would sign anything immediately to bypass carriers.
    09-13-2012 09:19 PM
  6. MAERSK's Avatar
    Here is the difference. The carriers will push out the official updates but if you are willing to sign an agreement with Microsoft (assume email login here or something simple like that) you can receive updates when they are released affectively bypassing the carriers.
    I remember Microsoft mentioning something like this during their Summit in June I think. Personally think it's a lot better than waiting on the carrier. Me likey.
    09-14-2012 01:46 AM
  7. ljkelley's Avatar
    Its basically for developers (and somewhat enthusiasts). It allows developers to make sure their apps work with the latest updates without having to wait for carriers to update their phone. The alternate is developer phones which can be too pricey for hobbyist developers.
    09-14-2012 10:17 PM
  8. btgusto's Avatar
    you will be able to "pull" instead of push
    Microsoft details WP8 update program for enthusiast users - Neowin
    cinek likes this.
    09-15-2012 01:21 AM
  9. experiment 626's Avatar
    Why doesn't Google do this? I'm sure 99% of people would sign anything immediately to bypass carriers.
    Google does do this with their GSM Nexus phones. But CDMA land is a whole different ball-game.Also the Android manufacturer OS overlays(Sense,TouchWiz,Moto-Blur) need to be reconciled with each Google OS update so that adds a layer of red-tape.
    09-15-2012 10:35 AM
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