OTA software updates for Windows Mobile to come soon?

Microsoft is readying a new Device Update service for Windows Mobile handsets, which may allow users to make OTA (over-the-air) software updates.

The Redmond company has recently posted a job ad, as they’re in search of a new Lead Software Development Engineer that would lead the Windows Mobile device update team.

The job ad doesn’t clearly say OTA updates will come to Windows Mobile, but it gives some hints that promise us one-click updates.

Here’s the ad text, taken from Microsoft’s official website:

Have you wished to see your Windows Mobile phone with new features “magically” show up without you buying a new one? Do you want to see greater and better quality and cool software delivered to your love ones’ Windows phones from just a click? If this is your dream, this is a place for you. Come join us to make this dream into reality! With the mobile industry’s strong growth and several competitors playing in the field, we are going to have a challenging but fun time to show customers what Windows phone can become in the next few years.

We are in Windows Mobile device update team. Our goal is to enable customers to anticipate and enjoy a predictable stream of new and improved capabilities for their Windows Phone via a Device Update service that is worry-free and easy-to-use. Broad scope and impact, deep technologies, engineering challenges, partner interfacing with OEMs and MS internal partners, and fast pace delivery are all part of our charter. In the agile development environment, you will be working with PM/architect/test and partner teams to deliver critical stack of the update solution. You will lead a team of smart developers to solve problems in mobile OS, PC applications, and interacting with web services.

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It’s not clear yet if the new Device Update service will be ready for Windows Mobile 6.5, or if we have to wait for Windows Mobile 7 in order to enjoy its features.

Via Ars Technica and I started something

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • http://techtips.timlaytonllc.com Tim Layton

    Over the Air and one-click updates will be a very nice addition to updates to Windows Mobile 6.5 or a future update. I think this is something that users will really benefit from and appreciate once it is rolled out. Let's wait and see what happens on the official rollout of windows mobile 6.5.

  • http://techtips.timlaytonllc.com Tim Layton

    Over the Air and one-click updates will be a very nice addition to updates to Windows Mobile 6.5 or a future update. I think this is something that users will really benefit from and appreciate once it is rolled out. Let's wait and see what happens on the official rollout of windows mobile 6.5.