Monday, May 24, 2010
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 AM
It seems that Internet Explorer will be independently updatable. That means that even if Windows Phone 7 has no major updates, you may still be able to get a browser update, just like you can on your PC. The info comes from the IE for Windows Phone Team's weblog in the comment section:
Tom: "Will the browser in Windows 7 get more updates more frequently than only with full firmware updates?"
Joe (IE Team Member): "Yes, we are building in the ability to update the browser independently of firmware"
This is good news, but color me skeptical. I have heard promises of updatability the Pocket PC originally launched in 2000. Heck, even before that, some of the Palm-sized PC's advertised updatability through a replaceable daughter card on the motherboard. Updates though have been few and far between. Microsoft has really raised expectations with WP7, and now more so with this revelation on IE. They really need to make good on these promises.