Windows Phone 8 Devices Will Get OTA Updates, 18 Months Of Support

Well, here's some cold comfort to Windows Phone 7.5 users and an iron-clad promise to future Windows Phone 8 buyers: Microsoft has just announced that all WP8 updates will be over the air from now on (so you won't have to plug your device into your computer), and all future Windows Phone 8 devices will be supported for at least 18 months after they're released.

That won't do much for Lumia owners, whose Windows Phone journey will end with a Windows Phone 7.8 update later this year that brings the fancy new start screen to older devices. But it's a nice bit of futureproof assurance and a clean way to avoid the fragmentation nightmares of, say, I dunno, Android, maybe? [MSDN]

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