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Microsoft has just killed the Windows Phone ecosystem

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 7-Jan-2012 12:39

Microsoft has just made official Windows Phone update 8107, with this gem:

The update, available to all carriers that request it...

We all know what happens when we let mobile operators decide which updates come or not to our handsets. Updates are not delivered. Things don't happen as they should. And consumer suffers.

And yes, I remember Microsoft said operators can skip one update, but the next one will always incorporate the missed one. Still, this opens the door to a broken ecosystem.

In the months ahead, we'll continue to send out firmware and maintenance updates as needed. These will be available across the globe-although not everybody will receive or require them. It depends on your country, carrier, and phone model. But remember that you'll never have to guess when a Windows Phone update is waiting: Just watch for the pop up notification on your device.

Yes, because one thing customers don't really care about is updates, right? Wrong, just give them instead of this tiered delivery.

There are also a few changes on the way for the blog and website. As we continue our growth, we won't be individually detailing country, model, and carrier details on the Where's My Phone Update? site any longer. And instead of my weekly blog posts, the official Windows Phone website will be the primary place for news and information about our updates, just as Microsoft Answers is there for your support questions.    

Sure, because when everyone is moving into communicating more with customers, someone at Microsoft decided it was time to reduce the options of communication.

Seriously, Microsoft? This is not the way to go ahead with a mobile platform that is not exactly winning at the moment.

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