Issues stall Samsung Omnia 7 NoDo update

Today, Microsoft announced that they are halting the NoDo update for Samsung Omnia7 due to technical issues.  According to Windows Team Blog writer Michael Stroh, the update team found a technical issue which is causing the update process to fail. This issue is not tied to a specific carrier, as these phones can be purchased unlocked/unbranded. Since early April, users have reported their phones indicating that an update being available, but upon plugging their phones into their computers, the Zune software reports that there are no additional updates available.

Some users are pointing their fingers at Microsoft, but the issues seem to be stemming from Samsung frequently changing firmware and hardware revisions on their production line, for both WP7 and Android, which despite identical model numbers, can lead to phones having different internals. 

However, not all hope is lost as "the team hopes to resume update deliveries soon", though no exact timeframe listed as to when the updates will resume, other than "soon". Phone owners on the Three network in the UK are receiving updates according to Daniel Rubino of WPCentral.

 

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Updated my Omnia 7 to NoDo about a month ago (unbranded). No problems whatsoever.
Only side effect: I could swear that my battery lasts 4 days now (instead of 2.5)

ZeroSkyX said,
Updated my Omnia 7 to NoDo about a month ago (unbranded). No problems whatsoever.
Only side effect: I could swear that my battery lasts 4 days now (instead of 2.5)
Lucky you. XD

ZeroSkyX said,
Updated my Omnia 7 to NoDo about a month ago (unbranded). No problems whatsoever.
Only side effect: I could swear that my battery lasts 4 days now (instead of 2.5)

The no-do update definitely did something to battery life! My focus would last 1-2 days previously, now it's lasting 2-3 days. I must say it's quite impressive.

greenwizard88 said,
The no-do update definitely did something to battery life! My focus would last 1-2 days previously, now it's lasting 2-3 days. I must say it's quite impressive.

I have an LG C900K Optimus 7Q and the battery life has improved hugely to the point that is beats my old ZTE R109 elcheapo non-smart phone when it comes to battery life

Can MS just give it a rest already? They suck at this mobile thing; too many flubs, way too behind the others. How about just stick to mobile apps for already established apps and services?!

seebaran said,
Can MS just give it a rest already? They suck at this mobile thing; too many flubs, way too behind the others. How about just stick to mobile apps for already established apps and services?!
Um how is this Microsofts fault? The problem clearly lies with Samsungs botched firmware.

The only phones to have problems with the pre-nodo update? Samsung ones. The only phone to have problems with NoDo? Yet again Samsung ones.

Maybe if they didn't have like 5000 different firmware versions for one phone, they wouldn't run into these issues.

seebaran said,
Can MS just give it a rest already? They suck at this mobile thing; too many flubs, way too behind the others. How about just stick to mobile apps for already established apps and services?!

Instead of trolling, how about you actually read the article. It clearly explains the fault lies with Samsung, not Microsoft.

/- Razorfold said,
Um how is this Microsofts fault? The problem clearly lies with Samsungs botched firmware.

The only phones to have problems with the pre-nodo update? Samsung ones. The only phone to have problems with NoDo? Yet again Samsung ones.

Maybe if they didn't have like 5000 different firmware versions for one phone, they wouldn't run into these issues.

Once we had cellular phones that were exactly that: cellular phones. these so called "Smartphones" are hybrid: phones and computers.
I am beginning to think that both hardware and software companies should apply the same paradigm used with "regular" PCs: I can buy a copy of Windows 7 and install on any desktop\laptop I want because there are "standards" parameters allowing this.
My guess and hope is that W8 will achieve this goal.
Hardware manufacturers will make and sell devices; MS and, eventually, others will make the software and Carriers racket will go to hell.

Fritzly said,

I am beginning to think that both hardware and software companies should apply the same paradigm used with "regular" PCs: I can buy a copy of Windows 7 and install on any desktop\laptop I want because there are "standards" parameters allowing this.

I really love that idea!

it_freakDude said,
Ok thats it my next phone is gonna be a HTC WP7 device

I like HTC phones (had an HD2 at work), but I'm definitely eyeing the Nokias that will arrive in the next months...

2xSilverKnight said,
Good old HTC Desire with Cyanogen 7 FTW.

Yeah, sure. That's how most android users can get the latest updates. Just how many phones are still stuck on 2.1 and 2.2, and even 1.5 and 1.6?

/S

eddman said,

Yeah, sure. That's how most android users can get the latest updates. Just how many phones are still stuck on 2.1 and 2.2, and even 1.5 and 1.6?

/S


If you are stuck on whatever version it is, it is because you want to.

spaaaace said,

If you are stuck on whatever version it is, it is because you want to.

No its not because "you want to". HTC and other phone makers simply stop supporting their hardware. Me, you and half of Neowin's userbase can easily root their droid and install whatever ROM they want, but we are only a small part of the android userbase, the majority of which don't know how to root or that is even possible.

Well its seems all the issues are related to Samsung devices. I think Samsung is causing Microsoft a Google a lot of unnecessary issues.

NPGMBR said,
Well its seems all the issues are related to Samsung devices. I think Samsung is causing Microsoft a Google a lot of unnecessary issues.

The February update also had problems with samsung phones.

Samsung really needs to get their crap together. They make beautiful phones but are really screwing themselves and everyone else with their update issues.

wixostrix said,
Samsung really needs to get their crap together. They make beautiful phones but are really screwing themselves and everyone else with their update issues.

I agree.

I don't like all is bad press about Windows Phone 7, it's the only phone I'd consider owning that isn't my iPhone.

I don't want my updates to be at the mercy of carriers who know bugger all about anything though.

Benjy91 said,
I don't like all is bad press about Windows Phone 7, it's the only phone I'd consider owning that isn't my iPhone.

I don't want my updates to be at the mercy of carriers who know bugger all about anything though.

I think people are giving it bad press because it's different. It takes a little while to get used to using a completely new interface on a mobile.

I love it.