Some users still can't update their Windows Phone 7 devices

Some users still can't update their Windows Phone 7 devices
Microsoft has acknowledged today that some Windows Phone 7 users are still having issues updating the firmware of their phones, adding to issues WP7 users have had since February trying to update their software.

Earlier in the year, some owners even had their brand new devices turned to bricks when trying to update their firmware.



As of this week, the problem lies with Samsung Focus owners in the U.S.

Focus owners are just not getting any notifications that their updates are available, and therefore cannot download and install them.

Those affected are running REV 1.4 (which is outdated), while those that are receiving the notifications are running REV 1.3 (even more outdated).

Furthermore, European Omnia 7 owners will not be receiving updates for the time being, either.

Says Microsoft (via CW):

The team discovered a technical issue with the update package for this model. The work of fixing and testing the package is nearly done, and the team hopes to resume update deliveries soon.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Apr 2011 15:56
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  • 6 comments
  • KSib

    They just aren't having any luck with phones.

    30.4.2011 17:17 #1

  • mike.m

    They had their chance with the initial release of WP7. Too bad the hardware wasn't anything to get excited about. I've lost all hope for WP7 or Microsoft in general, just stick with Android and you can't go wrong.

    30.4.2011 20:37 #2

  • DSWarrior

    Originally posted by mike.m: They had their chance with the initial release of WP7. Too bad the hardware wasn't anything to get excited about. I've lost all hope for WP7 or Microsoft in general, just stick with Android and you can't go wrong. Yep, I'm an iPhone user and I love iOS, but Android is great too. All in all, WP7 is a disappointment. It would've been a hit back in 2006 when Windows Mobile ruled the "mobile earth" and roamed free through the market.

    DS Warrior ! ! !

    30.4.2011 21:00 #3

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by DSWarrior: Originally posted by mike.m: They had their chance with the initial release of WP7. Too bad the hardware wasn't anything to get excited about. I've lost all hope for WP7 or Microsoft in general, just stick with Android and you can't go wrong. Yep, I'm an iPhone user and I love iOS, but Android is great too. All in all, WP7 is a disappointment. It would've been a hit back in 2006 when Windows Mobile ruled the "mobile earth" and roamed free through the market. It shipped without copy and paste...a communications device without copy and paste, in a world where video game consoles have copy and paste. Microsoft released this for their shareholders, to make it appear that they were competing for the smartphone market. You know they have no such plans because it isn't even as capable as Windows 3.1...and it uses more resources than windows 95.


    1.5.2011 02:01 #4

  • 1nsan3

    umm this i s am$ product anything that they come out with dies right away, its a proven fact. ...

    Get rid of Microsoft and go with Android. ( Linux )

    1.5.2011 14:51 #5

  • salsa36

    Micrsoft has always produced half ass OS and products. Why the phone would be any different?

    11.5.2011 08:12 #6

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