Break out those trumpet and drums for it is time that your Windows Phone 7 device to get its next update, one that matters. The first update that Microsoft rolled out brought with it woes for Samsung Omnia owners as those to a shot and updated (I’m pretty sure everyone did), ended up with a ‘bricked’ device. The update itself was implemented to make the entire updating WP7 device process a lot smoother.
We want more…
That out of the way, this next roll out is bringing some relevant and much needed features to WP7 platform. Just to reiterate –
- Copy/Paste functionality;
- Windows Marketplace will also be updated and hopefully will now include India as an option (no confirmation on this yet)
- Overall speed up performance. This could put WP7 handsets in the same speed range as the iPhone.
As is, the platform really doesn’t have issues with speedy performance; all it lacks are basic functions like Bluetooth file transfer, Adobe Flash Support and support for external memory.
This update will be making it’s way to your handset by mid-March and all you WP7 users out there will receive a notification to update the firmware. Samsung Omnia users might be a bit skeptical, which is understandable.
More updates are on the way of course and reports say that those should include updates for – Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser, Twitter integration, cloud support for Office and multitasking (much needed). Hopefully Microsoft will roll these out sooner than later this year.
In the mean time – check out this video, posted by a French Website showing off WP7’s copy, paste feature.