SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft said it will resume sending its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) update to Samsung devices after reports that its first attempt resulted in bricking users' phones.
Microsoft's first WP7 update was meant to be a relatively low-key affair, modifying the software update mechanism to pave the way for larger updates in the near future. While Microsoft tried to downplay the significance of the update, it had to admit that 10 per cent of all updates failed, with Samsung's WP7 phones in particular having problems.
The news forced Microsoft to pull the WP7 update for Samsung devices, saying that it would work to correct a technical issue with the update. Now, just over a week later Microsoft thinks that it is time to give owners of Samsung WP7 devices another crack at updating their phones.
The Vole's Michael Stroh, who to the firm's credit has done a pretty good job of dealing with the WP7 update fiasco, said that the company's engineering team "has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch".
Stroh confirmed that the software update is being sent out on a rolling schedule, saying users will see a message on their WP7 phone notifying them of its availability.
It was originally expected that Microsoft would release its WP7 'copy and paste' update in March. As Microsoft is still cleaning up the mess from its first update attempt, it's not known whether that eagerly anticipated update that actually adds some features will be further delayed. µ
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