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Will carriers allow Microsoft to have total control of update distribution for Windows 10 Mobile?

 

Over the weekend I wrote about Microsoft's plans to take over the distribution of updates for its Windows 10 Mobile platform.

The ability to update Windows 10 when necessary on wireless handsets will have a direct impact on the concept of Windows as a Service.

With Windows 10, Microsoft is building a core OS base that will be common across all Windows 10 devices. Updates will be made to that core on a regular basis - maybe every month.

Features and enhancements would arrive in apps built for that functionality such as Video, Music, Xbox, Office, etc. and their updates would not be tied to any carrier. That means Microsoft would be able to push those out through the Windows Store on their own schedule.

The big concern is if Microsoft can not gain control of when and how the updates to Windows 10 Mobile are delivered then that could result in a serious wrench in the entire Windows as a Service process.

Imagine the core OS being out of sync between desktop and mobile platforms and the havoc it could potentially cause.

Windows 10 needs to be a huge success after the poor launch of Windows 8. By removing obstacles to its ability to control the status of the OS on every Windows 10 device is critical.

Do you think they can do it on the mobile/wireless side like Apple does?

If you think it might be possible please comment and let everyone know why that is.

 


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