MS giving Nokia more control over WP8 updates with GDR2/Amber

| June 19, 2013 | 19 Replies

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According to reports from WPDang, Microsoft is going to be giving final control over updates to Nokia (and other OEMs). Microsoft will do the basics, i.e. GDR2. Then there’s the handset specific stuff, either the handset itself or the chips inside them, plus any additional firmwares that need testing. This is then processed by carriers for testing.

Now, MS will just do their part, and then the rest is up to the OEM. For Nokia Lumia fans, that’s awesome as there’s no one working as hard on WP as Nokia is. Some say, even more so than MS (which looking at the progress, kinda seems to be the case). It doesn’t seem so good then for other OEMs who may not only not give two hoots about WP, or are possibly notorious for lack or/poor updates.

It still seems it has to pass through carriers. e.g. Telstra with GDR2/Amber for Nokia. It might be good news for some, bad news for others on carriers who are lazy/hesitant with updates. e.g. T-Mobile USA.

When GDR2 is out officially, we’ll probably spend 20 minutes getting a presentation on how to resize tiles again.

WPDang Via:WPD

Cheers Derrek for the tip!


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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