Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple’s playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Score one for the users. Microsoft said it will push all OS-level updates for Windows 10 Mobile directly to end-user smartphones. This is a major shift in strategy that will be a boon for consumers more so than anyone else.
The change mirrors Microsoft’s Windows 10 patch plans for the desktop. Rather than wait and deliver updates in bulk, Microsoft plans to push updates – mostly for security and performance reasons – whenever needed. The company thinks this will be a better approach than its Patch Tuesdays, and can help keep its varied platforms safer and more functional.