Fragmentation is one of the biggest arguments that go against Android in any debate related to mobile operating systems. Users who depend upon carriers to release updates often have to keep waiting for a very long time before the carrier gets around to roll out the update. The problem exists with Windows Phone as well but Microsoft is shaking things up with Windows 10 Mobile. The company has confirmed that it’s taking things over from mobile carriers and they will no longer be able to delay software updates.
Here’s a perfect example of carrier delay” Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update back in September 2014 and it still hasn’t been released by T-Mobile for Lumia 635 and AT&T for Lumia 830, and there are many similar cases. On the other hand Verion was the first carrier to roll out Denim for WP devices on its roster.
Microsoft has confirmed that all Windows 10 Mobile devices, business or personal, will receive new software updates at the same time. Carriers will still get to test the software on their networks but the final call to push out the update will rest with Microsoft, so it can coordinate the timing.
Keep in mind though that this applies to updates released after Windows 10 for Mobile arrives. Those with carrier locked devices updating from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile will remain at the mercy of carriers, once the new iteration arrives, all devices on all carriers will receive subsequent updates simultaneously.