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Microsoft updates WP7 developer tools, adds copy and paste

By Emil ยท 15 replies
Feb 5, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has updated its developer tools for Windows Phone 7, adding copy and paste functionality, improving app performance, and implementing other enhancements. The update includes reference assemblies, a new version of the Windows Phone OS emulator image, several minor bug fixes, and all improvements in previous updates; although it is branded as an update, you don't need to download an older version first if you don't already have one. You can download it directly from here: Wind...

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  2. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Copy and paste?! No way! That's practically bordering on science fiction. O.0
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I know, right? It's incredible! I can get so much more done with this!
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Do either of you own a windows phone? I have the HTC HD7 and it's great.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I think they are mocking the (late) functionality, not the phone itself. I have the Quantum, and it's a great phone too.

    Anyway, any word on when they will release the actual update for consumers? I know is this month, but when?
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Oooh 1 function was late. Let's mock the entire OS. Simple minds shouldn't read wp7 articles. They should just read ios ones.
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 984   +229

    I don't understand why people have the urge to mock ANY mobile OS. Different options makes for more choices and overall more competition between the companies.
  8. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I wanted the best of both worlds. The Omnia 7 was the phone I originally wanted but i realized it wasn't available. So i'm definitely glad HTC gave us the Mozart. Marketplace is good but there isn't a whole lot and I wish MS would segregate apps and music. When you do a search for say an app called "live", you'll get results of not only apps but music as well. Quite annoying...
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Ok treeski you have to admit that some mobile OS's were silly. Like samsung bada on the samsung wave. It's a terrible OS and failed miserably.
  10. NickV

    NickV TS Rookie

    Windows Phone 7 keeps getting better
  11. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    I want a windows phone. I really want the omnia 7, but sadly that won't be released in the states. So I'm kinda stuck waiting on a device that suits me well. How's the battery life on the HD7?

    Simple things like no copy/paste don't bother me. That's obviously something to be corrected in the future.
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Well as this article shows copy and paste has just been added. The HD7 is a great phone. I can manage 36 hours if I don't constantly use HSPA.
  13. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    I'm still on Java Virtual Machine, so you are fully entitled to mock me.
  14. Hi Princeton

    copy'n'paste is not the only function missing!!!!

    I have 5 year old phones that will allow hotswapping of sd cards, bluetooth 3g tethering, custom ring tones, registry hacks, the list goes on- sure some of those things are possible with WP7 if you jailbreak it first.

    I am glad that you are happy with your phone but it is far from the beast it should be...
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    All of this reminds of all the "OMG no copy and paste!" comments for the iPhone OS too.

    Of course that was two years ago.. It was silly then and it is even more silly now not to have copy 'n paste out of the box. Shame on Microsoft for this, but I hear good things about the product so they must have done some other things right. :)
  16. I hope they realize what took Microsoft 3 months took Apple 3 years so BALLS TO YOU

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