Windows Phone Update 'pre-NoDo' Start Rolloing Out

Microsoft today said that the company started rolling out the first update for Windows Phone 7. This first update isn't NoDo, according the company, "This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it's still important because it's paving the way for […]

Microsoft today said that the company started rolling out the first update for Windows Phone 7. This first update isn't NoDo, according the company, "This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it's still important because it's paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search," the post read.

Microsoft will be pushing out this minor update gradually over the coming days. To get the update (once they receive a message letting them know it is available to them), WP7 users need to connect their phones to their PCs or Macs and download it, via the respective client software.

You'll need to connect your phone to your computer and update it using either the Zune software for your PC or the WP7 Connectorfor Mac (depending on which kind of computer you have).

So just install one of these programs, connect your phone to your computer via the USB cable, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Also check out step-by-step guide for updating your phone on the WP website.

One last important word: If you've installed the Zune software or the WP7 Connector in the past, you might actually need to update that program first and then use it to update your phone. If that's the case, youll know. Just follow the on-screen instructions, restart the software, and then connect your phone.

NoDo, when it finally arrives, will add copy-and-paste support; improved performance; better Marketplace search, and CDMA support. The next "major" update to WP7 will be "Mango," and currently is slated to be available on WP7 phones in time for holiday 2011. Mango will include Internet Explorer (IE) 9 Mobile and multitasking support for third-party applications, among other features.

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