One of the major changes that Microsoft announced for Windows Phone 8 is related to the manner in which updates will arrive on devices.
Until now, new software was being delivered to users through Microsoft’s Zune desktop software, or via the Windows Phone Companion for Mac, but that will change. Starting with Windows Phone 8, platform refreshes will be rolled out over-the-air, thus simplifying the entire process. Additionally, the Redmond-based software giant committed to delivering more updates to users, more frequently.
The ultimate goal is to have the “fresher operating system” out there, Microsoft announced. All handsets will be supported for at least 18 months following their release on the market. For enthusiasts, a special program that provides them with access to new updates before they are pushed to the masses will be launched.