Microsoft delivers official statement on Nodo delay

Microsoft has finally come clean on what is going on with the NoDo update for WP7. In a blog post today, Microsoft talks about the current status of the NoDo update, the status of the previous update that caused issues for a small percentage of its user base, and covers how updates are delivered to end users.

In short, Microsoft states that they want to learn from the woes of the February update before charging forward with a new update. They state that they want to "ensure the update process meets our standards, your standards, and the standards of our partners". This shouldn't come as a huge surprise as you can expect that many will be watching Microsoft closely when the new update goes live to see if any end users have issues. Microsoft states:

We have the next update waiting in the wings. It delivers copy and paste, better Marketplace search, and other key improvements. 

But I believe it’s important that we learn all we can from the February update. So I’ve decided to take some extra time to ensure the update process meets our standards, your standards, and the standards of our partners. As a result, our plan is to start delivering the copy-and-paste update in the latter half of March.

This short pause should in no way impact the timing of future updates, including the one announced recently at Mobile World Congress featuring multitasking, a Twitter feature, and a new HTML 5-friendly version of Internet Explorer Mobile.

Microsoft also talked about the success of WP7 so far by stating that there are over 9000 apps in its marketplace, the platform is rolling out on more devices and to new carriers as we speak, and most importantly their new strategic alliance with Nokia.

It is good to see that Microsoft is attempting to be transparent on the issues and delays. While it is always is unsettling when something doesn't go as planned, it is respectable and responsible for companies to let their consumers know what is going on behind the scenes. 

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what's better marketplace search supposed to mean? is it a UI update or just reorganizing some code in the search algorithm?

jasonon said,
what's better marketplace search supposed to mean? is it a UI update or just reorganizing some code in the search algorithm?

The latter u suggested I believe

WP7 said,

The latter u suggested I believe


I wish the marketplace actually displayed stats in the main view like amount of ratings and downloads.

Better late than ever. I was starting to wonder if we should call it "No-Go" (as someone else already mentioned in a different post).

Educated Idiot said,
Better late than ever. I was starting to wonder if we should call it "No-Go" (as someone else already mentioned in a different post).

It can only be two weeks late at max.

Educated Idiot said,
Better late than ever. I was starting to wonder if we should call it "No-Go" (as someone else already mentioned in a different post).

Yeah. Why can't WP7 updates be fast and smooth like Android's Froyo. Oh wait...

Dig The Noise said,

Yeah. Why can't WP7 updates be fast and smooth like Android's Froyo. Oh wait...

Yup I've gone HTC Magic, N1, HTC Desire HD....then WP7 Omnia 7 & I'm so pleased I shifted away from Android. My Omnia 7 (Three UK carrier) got the Pre-NoDo update on the day MS announched its availability @ 6:10pm UK time & it worked without problem.

Educated Idiot said,
Better late than ever. I was starting to wonder if we should call it "No-Go" (as someone else already mentioned in a different post).

Un-educated Idiot perhaps u should call urself?

Absolutely Wrong!!! It very much is Proactive. Knowing that there are going to be many more updates, why would MS not shore up the problems that they found on this one?
Should they just put out the updates be Damned? I will answer for you...not just NO but F-NO! They are absolutely doing the right thing.

They may even be learning how to get the update out regardless of manufacture, firmware, model, internet connection, harddrive space, etc....see my point? If not then get another phone and don't worry about MS, you can worry about iOS or Android....pick your poison!

It's not "proactive" when you don't enforce so-called 'standards' that apparently Samsung felt not obliged to follow, hence the resulting FUD with bricked or failed updates exclusive to Samsung engineered hardware... grow a pair MS and enforce a set of standards. those who do not comply may not see future updates. consumers will ultimately vote with their pocketbooks.

Um the issue was because of a different firmware. Please do explain to me how you would standardize firmware? Every phone use the exact same parts from the exact same manufacturers?

KavazovAngel said,

And how are they doing that exactly?

They're not....putting out an update that might cause problems would....this is called being proactive. People just don't understand the concept.