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Microsoft Updates Windows Phone 7 Update

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This one may be a bit confusing, but we believe Microsoft had a good reason to release and update for the first update for Windows Phone 7.

The first update for Windows 7 is not the update you have been waiting for. There is no copy and past and there is no app acceleration. This update is simply sent to make sure there will be a "smooth update" process when the real first update actually arrives. In Microsoft's words:   

“We made some improvements to the way we deliver software updates to ensure that the process keeps working smoothly for you.”

I do not have a Windows Phone 7, but I was told that Microsoft users will see the update message on their phone screen. The update process itself has to happen through the Zune software on a PC or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac (if there are Mac users that own a Windows 7 Phone.)

There was no further information available what the update really does, but we would assume that at least one component of the update is to test the update process itself. Testing the process with a minor update that cannot break anything makes more sense than updating millions of devices with a major patch that can break the OS.

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    mdsiu , February 24, 2011 2:49 PM
    too many spelling failures
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    hellwig , February 24, 2011 3:17 PM
    I'm sorry, this was posted today, but was it written a week ago?

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    Testing the process with a minor update that cannot break anything makes more sense than updating millions of devices with a major patch that can break the OS.

    That is EXACTLY what happened with this first patch! Jeese, do Tom's editors even read their own site? Are we talking about a different FIRST WP7 update than the one that's been bricking phones all week?
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    bv90andy , February 24, 2011 3:28 PM
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    to ensure that the process STARTS working smoothly for you


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    one component of the update is to test the update process itself

    a bit late, aren't we?
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 24, 2011 3:34 PM
    Is this update being seen because of all those samsung phones having trouble with their updates...
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 24, 2011 3:35 PM
    Samsung phones usaully last for the warranty period only anyway...
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    twu , February 24, 2011 4:04 PM
    It's there anything else for us to read besides, Apple, Apple, Apple articles..... Tom's Hardware seems turning into Apple's Hardware or Apple's Best Media..
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    retrig , February 24, 2011 4:57 PM
    "a good reason to release and update for the first update for Windows Phone 7"

    "copy and past"

    "There was no further information available what the update really does"

    Seriously...
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    opmopadop , February 24, 2011 6:47 PM
    Go get a WP7 phone Douggy, you will enjoy it ;-) There as cheap as chips too!

    Just remember, yeah its cool to have a fancy UI and 1 gazillion fart apps, but use it as a phone for a week and you wont turn back.
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    f-14 , February 24, 2011 7:20 PM
    in other news that is slightly a bit more interesting, but not really:
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    f-14 , February 24, 2011 7:21 PM
    Cellphone calls alter brain activity: study

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110223/hl_nm/us_brain_cellphones;_ylt=AvDIZJcjGXqNy4ZXS.BFimyOOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTE1a2ZlMmp1BHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bi1jaGFubmVsBHNsawNjZWxscGhvbmVjYWw-
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    neiroatopelcc , February 25, 2011 5:51 AM
    The first update just updates the updating system. Basicly, your phone tells you there is an update available, and that you have to connect your phone to zune for the update to be installed.
    Phone is being rebooted, backup taken, update installed, rebooted. Done.

    worked fine on my htc, but appearently samsung's a different story.
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    neiroatopelcc , February 25, 2011 5:54 AM
    Wish I Was WealthySamsung phones usaully last for the warranty period only anyway...

    You must've confused samsung and alcatel or sony ? well in fact sony will likely break before the warranty has expired, but still ....
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    mayankleoboy1 , February 26, 2011 2:18 AM
    heres hoping thr wp7 does not get bloated.
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