The issue of fragmentation is a major argument against Android but the jury is still out on whether fragmentation is actually such a big deal but it is apparently an issue that Microsoft wants to sidestep entirely with Windows 10.
Earlier this month, Microsoft posted a blog on its Windows blog and stated: “continuous update process [will apply] to all Windows 10 devices, including phones.” ZDNet’s Ed Bott confirmed on Friday with Microsoft that this means what we all hoped it means that same updates will be rolled out for all Windows 10 mobile devices at the same time.
ZDNet added that carriers will still be able to test Windows 10 updates, but that updates will roll out all at once for everyone on every carrier.
It is notable that Windows 10 update policy of Microsoft is a break from the Android world where carriers and manufacturers are allowed to have a say as to which devices will get updates and when. The policy is also more in-line with how Apple handles iOS updates. It is expected that Windows 10 phones will be more likely to receive important security updates as they become available.
Microsoft has already announced that Windows 10 phones will get updates simultaneously but it is likely that you might not receive Windows 10 on your phone right away. ZDNet reported that carriers may take few months to roll Windows 10 out to all compatible devices after the new OS debuts this fall, so you will need to be patient at first.