Though I like Android a lot, there is one thing about it which I absolutely hate — the frequency of official OS updates. While the situation has improved considerably in the past couple of months, initially, almost every Android phone except the latest flagships used to run on an older version of Android, with no update in sight.
The fact that manufacturers and carriers used to screw up and complicate the update process by releasing their own customized versions of Android didn’t help much.
That’s why, when Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7, one of the things that attracted me to the platform was that every phone would run the same software with no modifications. This would ensure that each phone would get an update and that it would get it much faster than Android phones.
When it announced the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, Microsoft said that it will be available for every Windows Phone 7 device. Today, they have confirmed their commitment to that statement.
At the Windows Phone blog, they announced that every WP7 device will be getting the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update in the next week or two. Just make sure you update your version of Zune for Windows or Windows Phone 7 connector for Mac, you’ll need it soon.