Microsoft Begin Rolling Out Windows Phone 7 Update for Samsung Devices

Just over a week after, Windows Phone 7 update which bricked some Samsung devices; Microsoft has now released an update, announced over at the Windows Phone Blog:"Starting today, we plan to resume rolling out the February update to Samsung phones. Meanwhile, we're continuing to dispatch the update to other WP models. As has been the […]

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Just over a week after, Windows Phone 7 update which bricked some Samsung devices; Microsoft has now released an update, announced over at the Windows Phone Blog:

"Starting today, we plan to resume rolling out the February update to Samsung phones. Meanwhile, we're continuing to dispatch the update to other WP models. As has been the case, the software patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule. You'll see a message on your phone when it's available."

Michael Stroh said, "It's been roughly 48 hours since we hit the send button on our first WP software update. The rooms around me are buzzing with folks monitoring the rollout, sifting carefully through incoming phone health data (from customers who provide it) and pouring over the anecdotal update reports you've been posting around the web." Here's what we've learned so far.

Contrary to some of the gloomy headlines out there, our preliminary internal data paint a very different picture about update progress:

  • 90% of people who've received an update notification have installed the new software patch successfully. (So when your turn to download it arrives, chances are good this will be a non-event.)
  • Of the 10% who did experience a problem, nearly half failed for two basic reasons--a bad Internet connection or insufficient computer storage space. Luckily, both are easy to fix.

The Windows Phone Blog has also posted a questions and answers section in the announcement for those still wary of trying the update, and reiterates that only a small number of people were ultimately affected.