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Microsoft pulls Windows Phone 7 update amid issues

By Jos
Feb 23, 2011
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  1. Microsoft's first update for Windows Phone 7 -- released earlier this week -- doesn't add any new features to devices but is needed for the early March update that will finally add copy and paste functionality. Yet, for such a relatively small patch it seems to be causing quite a bit of trouble. According to multiple reports across the web, users are experiencing everything from error codes to completely bricked, unusable phones.

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  2. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    First there were issues with Samsung Android devices. Now more problems with WP7. There should be a warning sign to stay clear of ANY phone made by Samsung. They can make the display as pretty as they want, the guts are still garbage.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    And while the guts are garbage, that has nothing to do with this problem.
     
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    What are you smoking?
    Samsung makes the best single core CPU's out there. Until CES 2011 the Galaxy S series were by far the most powerful android phones.

    Do research before making baseless claims. I support your opinion that samsung phones have tons of software issues but to say that they have bad guts is a downright incorrect claim.
     
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    What's the percentage of people?
     
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 306   +37

    So Microsoft fails to update Windows Phone 7's updater which is required to install updates that are coming out in the near future. And there's still not copy and paste. Good work again, Microsoft.
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's kind of funny how this is a good thing about android fragmentation. All the updates are made by the manufacturer. So it isn't "One phone type gets bricked...PULL THE UPDATE!"
     
  8. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 982   +123

    MS has strict standards with WP7. I blame MS for this, not hte manufacturer . good thing I was too lazy to update my quantum...
     
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    There's nothing good about Android fragmentation, and it's the sole reason why I passed on Android. Also there is nothing good about owning a samsung phone, which is why I went LG.

    You wouldn't believe the amount of software issue I've had with samsung in the past, and they weren't ever acknowledged. My girl still has to reboot her phone multiple times a day.
     
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    wahaha. Implying that lucky goldstar is any better. Just so you know the nexus S is a samsung phone and no other phone on the market can compare to it. Super AMOLED screen with stock android and no bloatware.
     
  11. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    I was waiting for the new nexus to come out so I could hop on the Android train, then it was announced that it's a samsung phone. It works out for some people but Samsung will only get my money from their TVs.
     
     
  12. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 737   +31

    This doesnt look good. Apparently carriers have the option of skipping patchs - they can skip one but have to take the second which would contain the missed one. Still not that happy as I would hope when a patch is ready it would be tested then shipped to me but doesnt seem the case. At least I have not heard bad stories about O2 delaying patching too much so fingers crossed.

    This is a PR cockup tho. The best thing MS can do is come clean when they find the reason for the bricking - tell people what went wrong and why and do not try to hide it. Sure WP7 will survive but its given alot of people ammunition to throw at MS and in this case you cannot blame them. If it was apple I would have already taken the piss.
     
  13. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 737   +31

    I like my LG 22inch tft and my LG 26inch lcd telly (nearly 4 years old now with no problems). I have yet to buy any of their phones. Owned old nokias then HTC and iPhone and back to HTC with HD7
     
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    What does it matter? You get support from google, not samsung. You get hardware from samsung which happens to be the best on the market, and you get a pure os from google. What's the problem?
     
  15. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 891   +133

    Yeah this whole update thing is a definitely a big bummer. I haven't gotten any notification on my Samsung Focus for an update. If there is going to be a botched up though, I'm glad it's this one and (hopefully) not the first important update that is just around the corner.
     
  16. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    You do realize that all windows phones are just the bare OS right? The samsung devices are bricking. And researching phones I've read of very similar problems to my old samsung phone for the windows handsets. Their specs are nice and their screen is amazing, but I still won't touch it.
     
  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    I understand that. You still haven't answered why you would still care that the NEXUS S is made by samsung.
     
  18. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    I thought I did. Samsung, in my experience, does very badly when it comes to phones. They also, in my experience, make kick *** Televisions.

    The nexus appealed to me because manufacturer's have no say in updating the OS, Google does. But not on a Samsung phone.
     
  19. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 83   +10

    I have a crappy Nokia 2730 phone just for calls / text messaging and it has not failed me once. I cannot take a chance for my phone to crash, break, etc as my cell is very important in my line of work. I have an iPad, iPod touch, and a number of computers to fit my every need.

    I support customers on a daily basis whether it's BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung or any other smartphone. It WILL fail, and when it does, you are in big trouble if you cannot use your phone for the most basic purpose.

    What do you really expect when you put a very complex operating system a piece of crap underpowered phone???
     
  20. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Any indication as to how long this will affect the actual update?
     
  21. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,061   +77

    Although others has touched it, but the issue ONLY arises on Samsung phones, and I have been using SGS for a while now; and the issues I faced with this device should then automatically make me conclude that it is all 'Google's fault that it doesn't work as it should?' Which is pretty stupid argument.

    Lets put it this way, since I've replaced crapware samsung put on it and tweaked things around, things has been much better; and I wouldn't be surprised that in the end it is something at samsung's which may be causing this.
     


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