Windows Phone question

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  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    Because Microsoft have fixed the specs of all Windows Phone devices, are updates required to be vetted by the OEM or are they pushed directly to all Windows Phone devices by Microsoft?
     
  2. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    Windows Phone updates go through the carriers. It seems like Microsoft at one time said they were going to push updates directly to devices but that hasn't happened.
     
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 68040

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    When i used windows phone (7.5) the updates first came from the oems then the carriers. Not sure if that has changed with 8.0
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    On windows phone 7 the updates were pushed by Microsoft and the OEMS, after Mango it seemed to shift to carriers.

    Windows phone 8 is carriers :(
     
  5. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How about off-contract and unlocked phones? The OEM pushes it?
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, I got an update on the 8x around same time as it was being pushed to Lumia series and my 8X was unbranded, unlocked & off-contract.

    On bright side its quicker than android rollouts :) but still not Apple here it is quick..
     

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