AT&T Clarifies Position On Windows Phone Updates, Lack Of 8107
Over the weekend, we heard that AT&T might not be planning on delivering the Windows Phone 8107 update to phones in its stable. At the time, we still had some questions about whether or not this was an official decision from on-high at the carrier. Now, AT&T has confirmed that it will in fact not be bringing 8107 to its subscribers, as well as provided a bit more insight into why it’s making the decisions it does regarding updates, and when we might hope see one finally arrive.
A spokesperson for AT&T has stated that even though 8107 won’t be coming out as a separate update, the carrier still has plans to bring its bugfixes and improvements to existing Windows Phone handsets at some point in the future as part of a larger update. We mentioned a situation like this when talking about the rumor over the weekend, and now it looks increasingly likely that we’ll be seeing 8107, as well as 8112 with its visual voicemail support, tacked-on to Tango whenever AT&T is able to release it.
As for why AT&T is making its users wait for updates, its explanation is pretty much what we’d expect, that it just takes too long to coordinate between Microsoft, phone manufacturers, and get the code all tested. We’d like to believe there’s a better way to do things, but that’s the way things are, for now at least.