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FIRMWARE: Microsoft rolls-out first minor Windows Phone 7 update in preparation for NoDo
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 21.02.11 - 18:16:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 12651x
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In preparation of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 "NoDo" firmware update, Microsoft has just released an incremental update which will now be rolled-out worldwide. However, this is not the update that contains copy and paste as well as other under the hood improvements but this update is a a relatively small one which prepares Windows Phone 7 to receive subsequent updates in the future. It's quite similar to some HTC Android updates in the past where the bootloader was updated to allow the devices to receive the firmware update itself; however this Windows Phone 7 update isn't changing the bootloader but prepares the OS itself, to improve the software update process.

Sure, this is yet not the exciting and upcoming NoDo update but it clearly shows that Microsoft is on track, as announced by Steve Ballmer during the recent Mobile World Congress, and it's important because it's required to receive the upcoming NoDo update.

The update will begin being pushed out today and as with all OTA updates (even if it doesn't come "over the air" but via Zune Player on the PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac) it won't be sent to everyone at once. While Windows Phone 7 itself will notifies about the available update, to install the update on the Windows Phone 7 device itself, it's required to connect the smartphone to a computer and update it using either the Zune software for PC or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac and following the on-screen instructions.

Cheers ~ Arne

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