At the moment with Windows Phone the mobile carriers control when software updates are released to smartphones, this will change with Windows 10.
Microsoft will control the Windows 10 software updates for smartphones, which should mean that the updates will land on devices sooner.
The news comes in a report from ZDNet, who have been told by Microsoft that the company will be in charge of the software updates and not the carriers.
Here at Microsoft, we take our responsibility to keep Windows secure seriously. We … proactively update supported devices with necessary updates to address issues. And today, we’re announcing this continuous update process applies to all Windows 10 devices, including phones.
So instead of the mobile carriers pushing the updates to handsets it will be Microsoft who will be directly pushing the software updates to Windows 10 smartphones, this should mean that devices will get the updates much quicker than before.
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