1. VernonEL's Avatar
    What has been the most recent or official consensus on how the OS updates will happen? Last I remember, MS was carrying out the updates via Zune, but the carrier could limit updates to 2(?) per contract, or maybe it was per year?

    I haven't heard much about it lately.
    01-16-2011 06:05 AM
  2. lucazzo's Avatar
    01-16-2011 06:38 AM
  3. MrAndrewAu's Avatar
    I don't think the carrier should be allowed to limit updates. That would lead to a lot of complexity. Let MS handle the updates!
    01-16-2011 06:41 AM
  4. merrick's Avatar
    i read somewhere, maybe wikipedia, that MS has accounced that carriers can bar one update but the following update will be pushed through and will include the previous update as well.. so it would seem like theres no point in them banning the updates.

    from wiki

    "According to Microsoft documentation, software updates will be delivered to Windows Phone users via Microsoft Update, as is the case with other Windows operating systems.[48] Microsoft has the intention to directly update any phone running Windows Phone 7 instead of relying on OEMs or wireless carriers"
    Last edited by merrick; 01-17-2011 at 06:47 AM. Reason: adding quote
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    01-17-2011 06:44 AM
  5. NickA's Avatar
    "According to Microsoft documentation, software updates will be delivered to Windows Phone users via Microsoft Update, as is the case with other Windows operating systems.[48] Microsoft has the intention to directly update any phone running Windows Phone 7 instead of relying on OEMs or wireless carriers"
    I hope this is the case. It works for Apple, and MS should do the same with WP7. Take a look at Android: the carriers hold back updates. Why? Because they want you to but a new phone with the latest Android OS. If they upgrade your phone you'd have to reason to think about a new device.
    01-17-2011 09:13 AM

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