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This article was published on May 16, 2015

Microsoft cuts carriers out of deciding when you get Windows 10 Mobile updates

Microsoft cuts carriers out of deciding when you get Windows 10 Mobile updates
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Microsoft has announced that it will avoid carriers if necessary to improve the update process on mobile devices with Windows 10.

The statement was made in a post on the company’s Ignite blog, where the Windows Update for Business was revealed. The post read:

“And today, we’re announcing this continuous update process applies to all Windows 10 devices, including phones.”

This means, if your phone is running Windows 10, Microsoft is promising it will get all relevant updates. Of course, Windows 10 Mobile is still under wraps and isn’t expected to be released until later this year.

Microsoft also confirmed to ZDNet that this updating process will apply to all customers, not just Business users.

The move comes after previous updates appeared to be fragmented when rolling out. Carriers in the past were able to bypass certain updates which left some people using flagship phones running outdated software. Microsoft’s new approach will seek to insure that this doesn’t happen.

➤ Microsoft says it’s taking over updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices [ZDNet]

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