Microsoft is taking control of Windows 10 Mobile’s rollout to smartphones in an attempt to avoid the fragmentation problems that continue to plague Android.
Operators and manufacturers usually have a say about when their customers receive software updates, but Redmond is taking the lead on this one.
“The optimum way to ensure our customers are running the best Windows is to get them the latest updates for Windows 10,” said Microsoft in a statement issued to WMPowerUser.
“Delivering Windows 10 as a service means we can offer ongoing security updates, new features and capabilities – we’d like to make sure people can get access to the latest Windows 10 updates as soon as they are available.”
Windows 10 Mobile is coming to Lumia smartphones in December. Users will need 8GB of memory spare to install the software and must be running at least the Denim upgrade to qualify for the update.
Windows 10 Mobile is essentially the full-fat operating system in your pocket, complete with support for universal apps and deep Cortana integration.