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Microsoft Admits Windows Phone Update Problems on Samsung Focus and Omnia 7

Microsoft is facing some new problems in an attempt to deliver two important softare updates for its Windows Phone 7 handsets. “They’re looking into the situation, but I’m afraid there’s not much to report yet.”

Microsoft acknowledged that:

Some Samsung Focus owners as well as Omnia 7 owners haven’t yet received notification that the updates are available for them. “They’re looking into the situation, but I’m afraid there’s not much to report yet,” wrote Michael Stroh, a Microsoft employee who’s answering questions posted to the comments section on the Windows Phone blog.

For the Omnia 7 update issue, Microsoft responded by saying, “The team discovered a technical issue with the update package for this model. The work of fixing and testing the package is nearly done, and the team hopes to resume update deliveries soon.”

In the U.S., the software is being delivered to all phones except the HTC Surround, according to a status page from Microsoft about the process. The updates are being delivered in most international markets as well.

One of the important updates was designed to make the update process easier and smoother. Unfortunately, Microsoft had to pull that update because it bricked a select few Samsung phones. The other important update, codenamed “NoDo,” is set to bring several new improvements for Windows Phone 7 users. Users will now be able to experience copy and paste features, faster start and resume times for apps, improved category search in Marketplace, and various performance tune ups.

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