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Windows 10 Mobile's first worldwide update put phones on a PC-like update path

Mark Hachman | Dec. 11, 2015
More frequent updates may mean more frequent restarts, however.

If there’s one annoyance that frequent OS updates may bring with it, that would be a Windows PC-like frequency of restarts. Windows 10 Mobile version 10586.29 rebooted my phone—not a problem, as I wasn’t using it at the time. On the PC, though, the reboot and update process takes seconds to a minute or so, depending on a few factors—the size of the update, whether or not you’re running an SSD, and so on. On Windows phones, updates can require some time both to update the OS as well the various applications.

Still, as long as that update cycle can be scheduled for a time when the phone is not in use—and hopefully won’t wake you up if it kicks off at 3 a.m.—frequent updates aren’t necessarily a bad thing. 

 

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