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First Windows Phone 7 Update Rolled Out, No Copy and Paste

Today Microsoft has rolled out their first-ever update for Windows Phone 7, however this update is a small update which improves the software update process itself, therefore you are not going to notice any major improvements after installing it.

To get the update you must connect your phone to your PC and use the Zune software to check for the update, as for Mac users you must use the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, if no update shows don’t worry as updates of this type are usually rolled out to a few thousand users at a time.

As previously mentioned the update is important for when new patches are rolled out, perhaps this means that Microsoft plan to roll out a more substantial update soon, perhaps this will consist of the copy and paste functionality which is currently missing from WP7.

Sadly this update will not be rolled out over-the-air, Microsoft say that this is for security and reliability reasons, which does make sense, I suppose at least when you update your phone via Zune you have the peace of mind knowing that a backup is made just-in-case.

Have you installed the update on your Windows Phone 7 smartphone? If so, was the process smooth and fast?


  • mparker

    What version does your phone say it is now? Mine still says Current Phone Software Version: 7.0 (7004) in Zune.

  • I've just updated my phone. The process was smooth but it wasn't fast.

  • Bartek Szcząchor

    plus: faster interface, faster IE, games loads faster, marketplace works better with less "hang situations".

    minus: No new functionalities, still no Flash or Silverlight on IE, No new Languages on the phone.

  • Bartek Szcząchor

    Maps… Still no turn by turn navigation, oh, and I always wonder if my device reads data from GPS signal, or from GSM stations signal… It would be awesome if I could choose which one to use, and even more awesome, if I could see what's happening…

    I'll let You know what changed, but I'll do it tomorrow 🙂 For now I'm glad that my phone runs faster and more confident – I mean no hangs during for example loading marketplace.

    Hah and another suprise! Games load much faster.

  • Bartek Szcząchor

    Changes which i see now, after 5 minutes?
    Faster, very much faster. IE loads quicker than before update, sites load faster. I think that they made animations run at least a half faster – not only in IE, but in main menu (live tiles, view transitions etc.).

    Give me copy/paste, wireless connection with my pc on demand (not on AC charger, this is not very convenient :/ ), more devices compatibile @bluetooth (e.g. older phones, i can't even beam any picture between my wp7 and sony ericson k800i). I could use sharing phone's internet connection with PC, and wish that camera settings will be saved – it makes me angry when I must always turn off flash. Oh, and another important things: custom ringtones, custom theme colors (accent color), and.. Polish keyboard!! (Is this really so difficult to add another language, even only for keyboard?).

  • Bartek Szcząchor

    Yup, just installed new update. No CopyPaste :/ But, as I know Microsoft, this is rather test of update process, and if they updated Software Developer Kit few days ago including copy and paste then they surely have it. If there will not be many problems with update process, then we should expect bigger software update with new functions.

    Update process went quite good, I had few problems with Zune Software update, because I had to uninstall my x64 version of this software (I had to use some IT tricks), and then reinstall Zune with new updates. Then I updated my phone. Everything was working nice and clear, with great progressbars – I knew what was going on.


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