Windows Blue and Microsoft's continuous upgrade strategy(3 posts)
The faster release cycle is common practice in the tablet and smartphone world. Look at Android, they sometimes had 3 releases in a 6 month span. The downside is that you get more bugs because there is not enough time for thorough testing. So we, the customers, are the guinea pigs.
There is a reason why Mercedes has a release cycle of 3 or 4 years for a given model line. You don't get quality for nothing. And the few times they took shortcuts, they fell on their nose.