Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is still dealing with a few hiccups related to the Windows Phone 7 platform updates it started issuing in February and March.
In a Microsoft forum on the issue, the company acknowledged that some Samsung Focus owners on AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) have not received a notification that their update is ready to download. "They're looking into the situation, but I'm afraid there's not much to report yet," wrote Michael Stroh, a Microsoft employee who was answering questions on the comments section of the Windows Phone blog.
Additionally, Microsoft has stopped sending updates to the Samsung Omnia 7, a device available in Europe. "The team discovered a technical issue with the update package for this model," Stroh wrote. "The work of fixing and testing the package is nearly done, and the team hopes to resume update deliveries soon."
Microsoft began rolling out its first major Windows Phone 7 software update--which offers copy-and-paste functionality among other features--in late March. The update was delayed because of technical snafus the company encountered with a smaller update in February. Currently, all U.S. Windows Phone devices except the HTC Surround are receiving both updates, according to a status page Microsoft set up.
Last month, Microsoft previewed the next iteration of its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system at its annual MIX event, promising developers a significant overhaul including enhanced multitasking capabilities, expanded Office document support and a hardware-accelerated version of Internet Explorer 9. Codenamed "Mango," the WP7 upgrade will ship sometime later this year.
- see this IDG News Service article
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