Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 23:56 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Windows Ah, something Microsoft really couldn't use right now: problems with the very first update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. In this very competitive marketplace, in which WP7 is a late newcomer, it can't use major problems like this. The thing is though - how big of a problem is this, really? And, is it even Microsoft's fault at all?
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RE: Comment by t3RRa
by Neolander on Thu 24th Feb 2011 07:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by t3RRa"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Probably some sort of competition... "The world's most crappy smartphone update system".

Anyway, who needs any other thing than security updates ? Look at all those people still using Windows XP without major problems in the desktop world, that's the way it should be done ;) As long as app compaibility is kept at this level, there's no reason to replace a firmware that works with something that may work, but could be an absolute disaster (cf iPhone 3G iOS 4 update and now this), just for the sake of aesthetics.

New phones should use the latest version, to ensure that gradually it becomes widespread, but that's it.

Now if it's vendors and developers who want that users keep their phones up to date, in order to be able to use the latest releases' functionality in their applications, that's another story. In that case, they must do with their impatience by making a new release which works on all devices and installs flawlessly. Preferably simply by downloading and running a file on the phone : no silly desktop application, no need to depend on the carrier's nonexistent good will. Afaik, that's not quite the way it workd ATM.

Edited 2011-02-24 07:27 UTC

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