First Windows Phone Update Delayed to March 8th

Mike Halsey MVP
Feb 10, 2011

It's been reported that the first update for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone operating system has been delayed until March 8th.  The report by NeoWinsays that sources have told them the update should be expected on March 8th.

The cause for the delay is apparently last-minute changes that Microsoft has implemented.  Carriers also need two or three weeks to test the update before it can be sent out to users.

It was expected that Microsoft would release the update in time for the World Mobile Congress conference which begins in a little over a week, now though it's expected that Microsoft will instead use the event to formally announce the release date for the update.

Microsoft have never specified a firm date for any Windows Phone updates, merely saying the first would be out in "early 2011".  The company really does need to move away from the occasional "service pack" updates it's been used to delivering for Windows desktop and server systems, and provide more frequent updates to its smartphone platform to keep users happy.


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  1. ilev said on February 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Witha neglecter users base of less than 1 million, Microsoft isn’t in a rush. As Microsoft is to push the update, and as rumors say the the push system is buggy (maybe they are pushing HTC updates to Samsung’s devices :-) it better be perfect the first time.

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