Windows Phone 7.5 Now Available “More Broadly”

It’s been about three weeks now since Eric Hautala over at the Windows Phone Blog gave us any real big news on all Windows Phones finally receiving Windows Phone 7.5. He finally dropped a post over at the blog this week,  letting us know what’s going on, what they are still doing and what will happen soon. Below we provide a quick easy in-and-out summary for you of the article, but as always feel free to follow the link above to read the full blog post.

  • Microsoft has officially opened update lines to “nearly everyone in the current delivery pool” (see Where’s My Phone Update? for the details)
  • Now scheduling updates for LG Optimus 7 phones on Telefonica in Spain
  • Microsoft reaffirms they know there is still work to do and they are not done
  • Microsoft is working with Orange in Europe to resolve a couple technical issues that are temporarily preventing delivery of updates at full throttle to all its Windows Phone customers
  • Updates for a few phones are also still undergoing carrier tests. If this applies to you, expedite delivery is already in place for Windows Phone 7.5 to get to you once carrier testing is finished

One last thing. Next week we’ll start delivering some model-specific “firmware” from handset makers, so don’t be alarmed if you receive an additional update notification on your phone. These updates are designed to activate new Windows Phone 7.5 features or improve your phone’s performance. Not everybody will receive or require one: It all depends on your country, carrier, and phone model.

That’s it for now. For general questions, and to learn how to manually check for an update, visit Update Central. To research or ask about a specific issue, visit the Windows Phone forum in Microsoft Answers or tweet @WinPhoneSupport.

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