7/11/2013 12:37:55 PM
Microsoft doubles update lifecycle for Windows Phone 8
Microsoft has doubled the support lifecycle for its Windows Phone 8 platform, with consumers able to receive security updates until January 2016.
The company was previously criticised for giving Windows Phone 8 an 18 months' lifecycle, which is shorter than the traditional two year contract. Updates will be handed out following approval of an operator and Microsoft said they could vary according to region and device capabilities.
Business users of Windows Phone 8 are also set to get an updated enterprise feature pack, which Microsoft said would give IT departments more control over devices.
Tony Mestres, vice-president of Windows Phone partner and channel marketing, said: 'By lengthening the Windows Phone support lifecycle policy and announcing of the enterprise feature pack, we show Microsoft’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform. This gives business customers the confidence to invest in Windows Phone today, with the knowledge that their investments are secure, and the platform is evolving to be an even better choice for business.'
Author: Graeme Neill