MobileTechReview News, Reviews and Forums

General Discussions >> Ask Us!

Pages: 1
junior member

Reged: 11/29/08
Posts: 2
what happens when windows mobile gets an upgrade
      #32030 - 12/04/08 03:06 PM

I am thinking of getting the new HTC touch pro which uses Windows mobile 6.1. Have been doing a lot of research on it and one of the pro and cons is windows mobile. My question is, if WM ever gets an upgrade (WM 7.0?) in the future, can I upgrade this phone? Not sure how updates work in the mobile world, are you stuck with what you got when you bought the phone.

On a different OS but similar note, if Androids UI ever really takes off would it be possible to install that OS on the phone as well?

Edited by Jacob_Spindel (12/04/08 05:40 PM)

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Moderator and writer

Reged: 11/21/05
Posts: 1332
Re: what happens when windows mobile gets an upgrade [Re: gianthobbit]
      #32034 - 12/04/08 05:43 PM


It is up to each individual company that makes Windows Mobile devices to decide if they will offer firmware upgrades or not. If a major new release of Windows Mobile comes out, sometimes vendors will choose to provide an upgrade to some existing users, but others times they do not, or cannot because of increased requirements in the new version.

There has never been a phone where it was legally possible to install a different OS entirely (e.g. from Windows Mobile to Android), although hackers have sometimes found ways to bypass security measures and/or install Linux on phones.

Apple News Correspondent
Captain of the Planet Express Jr.
Assistant Jedi Librarian

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1

Extra information
0 registered and 25 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Greg, LisaG, Jacob_Spindel, Tong Zhang 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Topic views: 4070

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact the Folks at | Privacy statement Go to homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5