Man, when it rains, it pours, and already today we’ve been talking about delay after delay in the smartphone world. It looks like we’ve got at least one more for you before the day’s out, and this time we’re swinging back around to a company already wrapped up in some of that earlier delay talk, as we get an update on Microsoft’s planned distribution of Windows 10 Mobile updates for Windows Phone handsets – and why that won’t be proceeding as scheduled.
As you’ll recall, it was only last week when we were hearing from multiple carriers that the Windows 10 Mobile updates were essentially ready to go, and that users could hope to see them start arriving in no time at all. And while at first it looked like that really might be happening, things appeared to have hit a brick wall: one of those carriers involved went so far as to tell users that they now would probably be waiting until late February. But was this a case of some wires getting crossed, or had Microsoft really slammed the brakes?
Well, according to a new report, Microsoft has indeed been sending messages out to its partners that make it clear that the update isn’t landing this month.
On the plus side, it doesn’t sound like we’re looking at a late-February release, either, and the new ETA should be more like early to midway through the month.
We also get some news on the next service updates for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and while those are now facing delays, too, they should also both be out around that same timeframe as Windows 10 Mobile updates for existing Lumia phones.