Microsoft today provided some insight into how updates make their way through the testing phase to our phones. Of most importance to our readers, they have announced the ‘NoDo’ Windows Phone 7 software update has been pushed back to the “latter half of March“. Eric Hautala, GM Of Customer Experience, cleared up a number of misconceptions regarding updates along with information as to why the delay. Simply put, they want to take some extra time and get things right.
I’ve seen a lot of speculation on blogs and forums lately about whether carriers can “block” an update. We work closely with carriers to test and schedule updates. They may ask us for a specific date to start an update. They may ask for updates to be bundled together. But you should ultimately receive all the updates we send out.
Glass half full or half empty? The update is not coming this week, but it seems as if the company is learning from mistakes with the first update and this post is the type of transparency we have all be craving. Over time, the process should improve and that’s a good thing. With all the goodness that’s coming with Mango, we wouldn’t delays that could have been avoided.
Hang in there folks. Copy and paste is coming soon enough.