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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Regular Joe Sixpack
by wigry on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:49 UTC
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While we IT-gurus are very interested to have the latest and the greatest OS in our phones, the average Joe Sixpack could not probably tell what kind of an OS the device is running (or it has an OS at all). Those are the people who would find the update very very scary or uncomfortable or extremely distracting and would complain for a carrier immediately. That is the thing that carriers are afraid of and thats why they might choose not to update the phones at all and for a general population of cellphone users that is very acceptable solution.

There should be still those enthusiast phones that get all the updates and other bells and whistles.

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