Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows So, last night, Windows Phone 8 got its first update - specifically for the HTC 8X. In this day and age, where iOS is the gold standard and shows the industry how it ought to be done, and Android is the exact opposite, Windows Phone 7 was a bit of an in-between - every phone got every update, but the staggered rollout was slow and frustrating, often due to carrier meddling. How will Windows Phone 8 fare?
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ClockworkZombie
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2012-12-12

One of the reasons I switched to the iPhone from Nokia is the frustrating delay or outright refusal of the telcos to provide software updates.

I am in Australia and the carriers are the pits when it comes to firmware updates. When these updates can improve reception or battery life and so on they absolutely should be provided to the customer, with previous Nokias some updates were not released 2 years later. Then you have to trick the phone to install a generic english firmware.

Carriers are more interested in selling a new phone of course but when you are under contract and they do not provide updates during the life of the contract there is something very wrong.

I am not using this post to bash other people by saying the iPhone is superior, it is good for my needs. I was a Nokia fan and I hope one day I can use them again. My handset purchase does not have to be tied into the APP store ecosystem as I can use apps on an iPad.

If anyone is curious the other reasons I swapped was an inability to use calDAV on Symbian I was going to upgrade to a win phone but found it will not do it either. Hopefully it will be added to win phone 8 at some point and an SMS bug that meant your phone had to be factory reset every 2-3 months.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

At least in Europe you get to buy unlocked mobiles almost everywhere, so it would had been just required to use PC Suite.

But as a former employee I also remember not all mobiles had firmware updates for very long, just two or three updates usually.

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