Microsoft Providing Minor Update to Windows Phone 7
Microsoft today revealed that it has its first minor system update for devices running Windows Phone 7. This is not the major system update that brings copy-and-paste and multitasking, rather, it is a preparatory update that is meant to help ready WP7 devices for the larger update coming later this year. Microsoft said that it will begin sending out alerts to WP7 device users starting today in waves that will notify them that their device is ready for the update. The update process involves connecting to a PC or Apple computer using Zune or WP7 Connector for Mac, respectively. Users then need only follow the directions provided by the desktop software. Microsoft recommends that WP7 users update their Zune or WP7 Connector for Mac desktop software before updating their WP7 device.
Minor Update Bumps AT&T's HTC One to Android 4.4.4
AT&T today released a minor system update for the HTC One (M8). The software, which can be downloaded and installed over the air, updates the phone to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and makes a handful of improvements.
Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update
Microsoft today made the Windows 10 Anniversary update available to devices running Windows 10 Mobile. The update is the first major improvement to the Windows 10 platform.
Microsoft Commences Denim Rollout to Lumia Phones
Microsoft today made good on a promise it made last month and began to distribute the Lumia Denim system update to devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The Denim update adds live folders, improves the Internet Explorer browser, adds SMS merging, and makes vast improvements to the imaging tools.
Windows 10 for PCs Lands July 29; No Word On Mobile
Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to PCs and tablets on July 29. Most hardware running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 should be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
Windows is still a disaster.
1. Customer receives a message "you have a software update available"
2. Customer comes running to me trying to get me to do it at the store.
3. Customer screams at me for a couple of minutes before finally going home and trying to do it themselves.
4. Customer calls asking for the website that I wrote down for them.
5. Customer realizes they need "Windows Device Manager" in order to do any kind of upgrading.
6. Customer tries to download Windows device manager and Microsoft asks them if they are running 32bit or 64bit.
7. Customer calls me to ask if they are running 32bit or 64bit.
8. Customer figures out what they are running, selects the appropriate dow...
This is going to be the typical software update scenario:
Oh, shut up. Geezus.