AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Microsoft resumes Windows Phone 7 updates for Samsung phones

updated 07:15 am EST, Thu March 3, 2011

Windows Phone 7 updates restart for Samsung owners

Microsoft late Wednesday said it had resumed sending out its frozen Samsung Windows Phone 7 update. The company said it had "pinpointed and fixed" the problem that had led the Focus and Omnia 7 to fail and in some cases brick when trying to get the patch.

The company didn't explain what had caused the failure but has routinely tried to minimize the impact. It has claimed that 90 percent of WP7 updates worked properly from the start and that "nearly half" of those who failed did for alternate reasons. Its claim nonetheless meant that more than five percent of all Windows Phone 7 owners, likely tens of thousands of users, couldn't get the patch.

All WP7 devices need the fix as a prep for the much larger NoDo update due on March 8, which adds copy-and-paste text and faster third-party app responsiveness. Every CDMA WP7 phone, such as the HTC Arrive and Trophy, will already have NoDo loaded.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented