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Will Microsoft update Windows Phone 7 on a monthly basis?

By Emil ยท 27 replies
Dec 12, 2010
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  1. Following the first update to Windows Phone 7 in January 2011 at CES, which will introduce copy and paste functionality, Microsoft is planning to unveil a second one the following month at the Mobile World Congress. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hold a keynote at the event, marking one year after the company first unveiled the rebirth of its mobile operating system.

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  2. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Theres nothing really about windows 7 phones that makes me wanna switch and personally i wouldn't want monthly updates
  3. vipor231

    vipor231 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    the fact you have to update multiple times in windows is crazy,everytime i turn around there is an update...
  4. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Constant updates is typical Microsoft, right?
  5. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,005   +244

    I like monthly updates for Chrome, Windows (weekly even), and ATI/AMD graphics cards (just about monthly I think), so I'll be perfectly happy with WP7 monthly updates. I don't understand why anyone would want to wait longer for new features or security fixes.
  6. treeski ftw
  7. +1 for treeski
  8. I agree with treeski..
  9. i agree with treeski
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,633   +97

    I would add one more thing to tree's comment, more rapid updates cycle means that MS is working harder to complete the OS and bring it on par or even better than rival offerings. I have used WinMo for ages, and frankly when I compare Android based office with MS office Mobile suite, it is frankly rubbish; I wouldn't have bothered with Android at all, had they brought a complete OS to the market in the first place. Anyway, its better late then never.
  11. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I'm all for monthly updates as long as it adds new features and functions and not the "Patch Tuesday" that we get on our PCs every month.
  12. Title should read:

    Will Microsoft ever release an operating system that isn't riddled with security holes and in constant need of patching?
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,633   +97

    @Guest #12
    Ignoring your 'considerably inept' remark for a moment, do you know of any operating system which has ever shipped without any security holes/issues in it, and/or have never been patched afterwards?
  14. jimmyfal

    jimmyfal TS Rookie

    Everyone I show this phone to agrees, it's ***** proof, and massively functional. Lack of direct sync to Outlook without the cloud is a huge glaring point with a lot of folks. And lack of document sync is too.
    BUT, you give me an update a month, and that is what I EXPECT from MS at this point. Time to surpass, instead of playing catch up. The time is NOW. I want smaller Zune devices and a goddamn tablet while they are at it. Sooner rather than "in time".
  15. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    Funny. Neither this article nor complaints about WP7 have anything to do with security holes. And just for your information, there is no such thing as a perfectly secure operating system. Every OS has security holes. If it can be made, it can be compromised.

    But back to the article. This is music to my ears, since I will be getting a WP7 phone. I'm glad to see that Microsoft won't be leaving me out in the cold.
  16. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +68

    I ordered my HTC H7 today and give a thumbs up to monthly updates. I would prefer fast bug fixes and feature releases compared to Apples incredibly slow restrictive method (waiting for new entire versions to add features people want while crippling older phones like my now to be retired Iphone 3G).

    I'm a mobile switcher and I have gone from Apple back to good old MS. Cant wait to write apps for it too using the same tools I use at work.
  17. jimmyfal

    jimmyfal TS Rookie

    The HD7 is the phone that my Iphone buddies are jealous of, big time on the screen especially. MS is SO close this time, SO SO close. Time to pour it on man.
  18. I just love the W.....8r_s of the world. Just oh so ready to swallow whatever "spin" a desperate corporation throws at them. Attaching their own identity so strongly to that of what they consume that they will bend over backwards to try to justify whatever drivel is spewed out by their brand and its thinly disguised fanzine.

    Yes please. Give me 175 "making it even better than the best!" updates per day. I'd much rather spend my day under the delusion of "wow I'm just constantly getting MORE for my money - what a deal" than the realization that "this is a pre-baked product released in a chaotic hurry in the hopes of trying not to lose even more market$hare and requiring constant mending to make it stable and competitive that we will push upon our victims as "bonus features".

    W......8r probably believes that the US were the victims of the Vietnam War and is still wondering when those dastardly Vietnamese will finally release the thousands of kidnapped and tortured US MIA/POW's they're hiding. You may just have to go over and "get'em out" yourself there Rambo. ;)
  19. jimmyfal

    jimmyfal TS Rookie

    Is that a question?
  20. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,648   +1,880

    @ guest 2:14pm WTF are you talking about? I want updates, don't care if the OS is perfect or not. It's dumb not to update. I hope you're one of the people who doesn't update their phone and gets data stolen or a virus. THEN you will realize how important it is to update.
  21. Name one OS that does that.... Troll.
  22. Ya Guest, you big Troll. Microsoft spent 6 years perfecting the upgrade from XP that came to be known as Vista. And even it was a piece of crap when released but Microsoft cared so much that they even went so far as to charge another 200$ to us to fix it (windows 7). And multimedia is still broken on it making it useless for professional audio. But I know Microsoft cares more than any of the other companies and will mercifully only charge another 200$ for Windows 8 to not fix it.

    And to think that those miscreants at Apple have the nerve to give away a full blown ultimate version of OS X for FREE with every computer they sell or 29$ for an upgrade that even provided more new features than Windows 7 from Vista. Not only that, that dastardly OS X even functions as a stable low-latency professional audio and video workstation and can be found in virtually every high-end studio.

    God, we're so lucky that we have a company like Microsoft to love us. Bring on the endless patches and triple digit fixe$, uhh, I mean astounding upgrades!
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,633   +97

    Other shenanigans aside, Apple sells their hardware (which is similar to every PC now) for significantly more price than the competition hence, they pretty much charge you guys before they 'actually' give you the next upgrade of OS, now that is pretty smart business model to rip users and get away with it as well.
  24. jimmyfal

    jimmyfal TS Rookie

    The Apple distortion field is their best product. Thank god for *****s that can afford to spend way too much for stuff. I mean it really is ridiculous at this point.
  25. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,654   +407

    Any update is better than "none" which is pretty much what I got for my Win 6.1 device.
    The "update" stopped working soon after they announced there would be no Win 6.5 update for my device. Not sure who I was more disappointed with, HTC or M$.

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