When news broke that NoDo was finally being pushed out, most everyone rushed to their phones or Zune software to see if the update was available on their particular phone. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 updates are starting to feel awfully similar to Android updates, where software updates are staggered releases. For AT&T customers, likely the bulk of US Windows Phone 7 owners, the NoDo release is not under way. According to Microsoft’s handy “Where’s my phone update?” page, NoDo is still in the testing phase. Once it clears that phase, it moves to scheduling which typically lasts 10 days or less. Today being March 24th, the update will need to be fast tracked in order to meet Microsoft’s latter half of March promise. To date, the word fast and Windows Phone 7 updates don’t exactly go hand in hand.
Credit to Microsoft for clearing things up, but this simply pushes the blame to the carriers. In the end, consumers simply want updates that improve upon the features and stability of their phones. It’s been six months and not a single update. We can only hope that the carriers and Microsoft get on the same page before Mango.
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