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Windows Mobile to Offer Over The Air Updates?

windows-mobile-logo It may be a ways down the road, but let’s hope this does indeed mean something for Windows Mobile customers. Long Zheng of istartedsomething is linking to a Microsoft job announcement in which they appear to be looking for someone to come on board to help get an over the air (OTA) updating system in place.

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I’m guessing this is still a ways off (job announcements don’t necessarily translate into action) and it certainly won’t show up in WinMo 6.5. Whenever it does show up, it would sure be a bonus. Of course this will not be an easy task given how the carriers use and tweak the OS for their various phones.

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  1. Ricky Lakey

    04/14/2009 at 6:44 am

  2. Gavin Miller

    04/14/2009 at 6:56 am

    If I recall Winmo 6 (maybe even 5) had a built in update app that supposedly checked for, err, updates. It never did anything though so I guess it remained an unimplemented function.

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