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Windows 7: Will Windows Mobile 7 fix updating?

13 Mar 2009   #1

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Will Windows Mobile 7 fix updating?

Windows Mobile has many things it could be doing better, and updates are near the top of the list. Currently, you have to get your update from your manufacturer (HTC, LG, etc.), but it looks like Microsoft might be changing that with Windows Mobile 7. The idea is to cut out the middle-man, so that users can get updates straight from Microsoft just as they do with Windows. In a March 12 job posting on Microsoft Careers, Microsoft explains that it is looking for a Principal Development Manager. Here's the part that's most important from the job description (emphasis mine):
Windows Mobile 7 will change the way you view your phone. We aren't just building a me-too iPhone or RIM competitor; we're changing the way customers use and experience their device. In the OS Platform team we are responsible for the OS, file systems, security, hardware platforms and drivers, networking & connectivity, location framework and updateability. In other words, we build the foundation upon which the rest of Windows Mobile is built.
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13 Mar 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Good news. Would be great to update my phone as I do windows.

I use an HTC (att tilt). At the moment I am using "Winterface" gui. It works very similar to the iphone interface. Just use your fingers. Great!
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13 Mar 2009   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Good news. Would be great to update my phone as I do windows.

I use an HTC (att tilt). At the moment I am using "Winterface" gui. It works very similar to the iphone interface. Just use your fingers. Great!
TouchFlo 3D rocks.

I sure wish we could just update our Windows Mobile phones already. I want 6.5, I am sick of 6.1.
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14 Mar 2009   #4

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Another thing that Verizon has to rip out of the rom before releasinig the phone.
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