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Engineering Windows 8 for mobile networks

We wanted to eliminate the guesswork in locating and installing device drivers for mobile broadband. We did this by working with our mobile operator and mobile broadband hardware partners across the industry, designing a hardware specification that device makers can incorporate into their device hardware. In Windows 8, we developed an in-box mobile broadband class driver that works with all of these devices and eliminates your need for additional device driver software. You just plug in the device and connect. The driver stays up to date via Windows Update, ensuring you have a reliable mobile broadband experience.

The way that Microsoft has built in native support for mobile broadband in Windows 8 is kind of great. The more of Metro I see the more impressed I am, and I hope Apple’s user experience engineers and designers are taking note.

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