Microsoft appears to be making moves to prevent the fragmentation of its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system, with the announcement that it will have full control of software updates instead of networks and manufacturers.
In a blog post about Windows 10 security, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson wrote: “We follow up on all reported security issues, continuously probe our software with leading edge techniques, and 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.”
Microsoft has since clarified that these remarks do indeed mean that it will be sending out software updates to devices for businesses and consumers.
However, while this is good news for those looking to buy new hardware featuring Windows 10, those with Windows 8.1 handsets may be in for a longer wait.
Word is that Microsoft will leave it down to networks as to when the platform will be rolled out to older models.
Windows 10 is due for release later this year. It’s set to offer easy transfer of iPhone and Android apps for developers, which should make the new phones more tempting for those looking to upgrade.