Microsoft to Stop Detailing Updates by Carrier, Country or Phone ModelsJanuary 6, 2012 No Comments
After Microsoft has been on such a good roll with detailing specific information on Windows Phone updates. It looks like we are going to start going backwards on how much information we are going to be given. The Windows Phone team posted an article on their blog stating that you can just check out the update history for info on the updates and the best way to check to see if you have an update available is when you receive a notice on your phone.
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.
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.
They also reaffirmed that firmware updates will only be sent out for carriers that request them.
Obviously this has not gone well with Windows Phone users and currently everyone is leaving angry comments on the post. There’s even signs of the post disappearing because the original link to the post isn’t working anymore even though the main site is still hosting the article. Not sure if Microsoft will pull the post as they try to do some quick damage control but we have copied the full article just in case.
I can see that with smaller updates, there might not be such a need for detailed explanation as to what carriers, countries etc. are getting the update.
We do however have a right to know when it is an update that fixes issues like disappearing keyboards.
Tags: Microsoft, Updates, Windows Phone, WP7News