Carriers May Block Updates At Will Now

Still haven’t had your Windows Phone updated? Looks like you can blame your carrier and not Microsoft. In a move that is surprisingly very much like how carriers are handling Android updates, it appears as though carriers are able to block any and all updates to the latest version of Windows Phone.

This method of updating always leaves the consumer out to dry and is never best for progress, yet it seems carriers embrace this method more often than not. It’s a wonder that Apple was able to secure such a uniform update process, when it seems no other company has the heft to demand such.

[via WinSuperSite]


  • Unfortunately, Apple is the exception because of the sheer demand for their devices. I’m sure if people were falling over themselves and standing in lines overnight to get a Lumia710, Microsoft could force updates too.