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Microsoft takes a pop at Android updates

Microsoft has openly criticised the way Google handles Android updates.

Windows 10 chief Terry Myerson recently delivered a keynote speech at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Chicago, and he had a few choice things to say about Google and Android.

“Google ships a big pile of… code, with no commitment to update your device,” said Myerson, with a deliberate pause for comedic effect.

“Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices and refuses to take responsibility to update their devices, leaving end users and businesses increasingly exposed every day they use an Android device,” he continued.

As The Verge points out, however, Myerson didn’t really offer anything substantial on how Microsoft plans to bypass mobile network restrictions to deliver regular updates to Windows 10 on mobile.

What’s more, the fact that there were no updates from Windows 7 to Windows 8 – the last major Windows Phone transition – means that Microsoft is on slightly shaky ground when it comes to taking a pop at Google’s mobile update history.

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Still, Microsoft is undoubtedly planning to improve updates for Windows 10 in general. “We’re not going to be delivering all of the updates to all consumers on one big day of the month,” Myserson explained.

Meanwhile, the newly announced Windows Update for Business will ensure that business users will stay up to date with the very latest version of Windows 10, though this too can be staggered across the company to ease the load.