Nokia Can Customise Windows Phone 7 As Much As It Likes

It appears Nokia got some pretty huge concessions out of Microsoft in return for creating the unstoppable super-team, with Nokia vice president Niklas Savander confirming the company is allowed to make as many mods to the Windows Phone OS as it wishes.

However, Savander also says Nokia plans to keep disruption at a minimum, creating either light, simple additions that won't delay the update roll-out process or heavier changes to be 'baked in' at Microsoft's end—and made available to other hardware manufacturers. As we've seen with the messy state of Android OS updates and the anger that can cause when people have to wait for their upgrade while it's skinned by the maker, that can only help win people over to the New Alliance. [Phone Scoop via Engadget]