When we think of Windows, security is one of the first things to come to mind, but not for the reasons that Microsoft would prefer. For generations, Microsoft’s flagship operating system has been riddled with security flaws, putting users at risk and pushing many consumers to replace their Dells and HPs with MacBooks.
With Windows 10 right around the corner, Microsoft is looking to shed that image for good by making security a top priority for businesses and end users alike.
On Monday, Terry Myerson took the stage at Microsoft’s Ignite event to discuss Windows Update for Business, “a free service for all Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise devices.” But even though this is a serious issue for Microsoft, Myerson still managed to get in a jab at Google, as The Verge reports:
“Google ships a big pile of… code, with no commitment to update your device.”
The pause before “code” is, of course, intentional. Myerson is well aware of the frustration among the Android community regarding infrequent and asynchronous updates, and wants to ensure Windows users that the exact opposite will be true for Windows 10.
He has since gone on to cover the highlights of his talk in a blog post, calling out Google once again:
This level of commitment and support is far different than Android, for example, where Google refuses to take responsibility for updating their customers’ devices, leaving end-users and business increasingly exposed every day they use the device.
We’ll have to wait and see if Microsoft ends up eating its words, or if Google has to play catch-up.