Microsoft Chief Mocks Google’s Android Update Policy

Microsoft, at the Ignite conference in Chicago on Monday, announced its plan to provide daily updates for devices that run on the Windows 10 operating system. In addition to revealing own company’s plan, Microsoft’s Windows chief Terry Myerson criticized Google’s update policy, saying “Google ships a big pile of… code, with no commitment to update your device.”

Microsoft mocks Google’s update policies

Myerson claimed that his company, unlike Google, will not be providing updates to all users on any specific day of the month. Although businesses will still get upgrades once per month as the company seeks to first test the update with the home users, according to Myerson. Furthermore, Microsoft also revealed an update plan for businesses that will also follow the distribution ring strategy like consumer updates.

In addition to revealing the company’s plans, Myerson tool aim at Google’s update policy, claiming that the search provider does not care much about updating its users’ devices. In this regard, the Windows chief stated: “Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices and refuses to take responsibility to update their devices.” This results in consumers using Android devices being vulnerable to security threats. Actually, Google earlier rejected the idea of providing a security patch for a threat found in Android WebView to the platforms that are still running on Android 4.3 or the previous versions.

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Making efforts to better its image

Although Microsoft’s claims about Google are valid, even its own updates have not been that ‘up-to-date.’ The company did not provide any significant upgrades on Windows 8 compared to Windows 7. Moreover, users who are using Windows RT will not get a chance to upgrade to Windows 10.

While Microsoft first publicized its developer preview for Windows Phone about two years ago, but if one is not registered on the service, this also is not a true method to offer updates to users. That said, considering the latest development, it seems like Microsoft is planning to improve its update policy by offering daily updates to its users.