Microsoft details global NoDo update schedule

With the release of the first Windows Phone 7 update yesterday, one question - ''when is the update coming?'' - has been replaced with another: ''when will I get it?''

In an effort to answer the second question, Microsoft has thrown together two charts to show when, in approximate terms, WP7 users in various countries should expect to receive the NoDo update. Those with unbranded phones are already receiving the update.

The charts (US and international), spotted by Engadget, are organised by country and handset and differentiate between the ''February (pre-NoDo)'' update and the ''March (NoDo)'' update. According to Microsoft, both updates will go through two stages before reaching users in a third.

In the first stage, mobile operators carry out network and quality tests on the update, while in the second Microsoft schedules the update for delivery, a process that usually takes 10 days.

So, the million-dollar question - when will users get the NoDo update? In the US, the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro look set to be the first handsets updated, with both at the scheduling stage, while the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus are still at the testing stage for both the February and March update. The HTC Arrive and HTC HD7S will ship with an updated version of WP7.

Internationally, Australia's Optus is delivering the February update and testing NoDo, all Canadian carriers are delivering the February update and testing NoDo and global telco Deutsche Telecom is testing both updates.

NoDo, the first of two major Windows Phone platform updates this year, includes copy and paste functionality,  bug fixes and slight speed improvements to the loading of apps and improvements to marketplace search and stability.

The next update, dubbed ''Mango'', is expected this fall in the United States (September-December) and will bring improved multitasking and Internet Explorer 9 to the platform among other, yet to be announced features.

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apple have 1 phone manufacturer to deal with (themselves) and don't give the carriers any chance to tweak the OS. So they have a pretty locked up model. MS have multiple manufacturers who omay or may not have custom apps and settings which need to be tested so that phones don't get bricked. Bottom line apple has apple the wp7 world has multiple players. If a release was made that stuffed your phone it would be much worse than waiting a few weeks.

I currently sit next to an iPhone user who is on the same network as me. My HTC Trophy WP7 phone gets signal where he has to leave the building to make a call. All this rubbish over a cut and paste update when as a phone they work better than the competition. Apps and functionallty are well and good but if it does not perform as a phone what is the point.

It's ridiculous they can't just push it out over Zune Connect or whatever it's called. (After all relevant testing is done, of course.)

Apple has to deal with dozens of carriers, yet they don't have to deal with this crap. They just put it out through iTunes and everyone's happy.

lunarworks said,
It's ridiculous they can't just push it out over Zune Connect or whatever it's called. (After all relevant testing is done, of course.)

Apple has to deal with dozens of carriers, yet they don't have to deal with this crap. They just put it out through iTunes and everyone's happy.

+1

lunarworks said,
It's ridiculous they can't just push it out over Zune Connect or whatever it's called. (After all relevant testing is done, of course.)

Apple has to deal with dozens of carriers, yet they don't have to deal with this crap. They just put it out through iTunes and everyone's happy.

You don't know that Apple doesn't deal with this, they are so tight lipped it's impossible to say for certain

Sraf said,
You don't know that Apple doesn't deal with this, they are so tight lipped it's impossible to say for certain

You don't get my point.

They put it out. Every user around the world on every carrier gets it at the same time. (Aside from Verizon users, but they have the weird CDMA unit.)

AT&T and their lazy **** no wonder people hate that company so much.

JonathanMarston said,
AT&T is the only US carrier that is still testing? Time for everyone with WP7 on AT&T to start flooding AT&T with e-mails, calls, and tweets...

Microsoft: "Let's clear up all the speculation and ambiguity with concise spreadsheet which lists an ambiguous, speculative, non-specific date to each handset”

geoken said,
Microsoft: "Let's clear up all the speculation and ambiguity with concise spreadsheet which lists an ambiguous, speculative, non-specific date to each handset”

My point exactly. Why do they not list the Omnia 7? Or is this handset halfway abandoned?

sgtLENIN said,

My point exactly. Why do they not list the Omnia 7? Or is this handset halfway abandoned?


look at both the lists, there's a line for global
Open market phones Delivering update Delivering update
All other operators Delivering update Scheduling

Unimatrix Xero said,
well on the international list there is no mention of T-Mobile UK

Possibly other operators in the same boat as you i did call T-Mobile yesterday, I got put through to a senior tech who said he recived a email from Microsoft yesterday stating that NoDo will be rolling out shortly to the network. I did question them about the last update and the fix and questioned him a bit on there firmware testing procidures aparently they are waiting on microsoft to brand the firmware. Could be a case of pass the buck as im still on 7004 on my phone.

Unimatrix Xero said,
well on the international list there is no mention of T-Mobile UK

Isn't T-Mobile a part of Deutsche Telekom ? Then, the info you need is a the bottom of the table in the "Global" section !

Still nothing on my unbranded HTC HD7 though :-(

Unimatrix Xero said,
well on the international list there is no mention of T-Mobile UK

The final entry on the international list is "All other operators". T-Mobile falls into that category which means that the update should start rolling out soon.

reaper1576 said,

Possibly other operators in the same boat as you i did call T-Mobile yesterday, I got put through to a senior tech who said he recived a email from Microsoft yesterday stating that NoDo will be rolling out shortly to the network. I did question them about the last update and the fix and questioned him a bit on there firmware testing procidures aparently they are waiting on microsoft to brand the firmware. Could be a case of pass the buck as im still on 7004 on my phone.

Could you PM with the details you used to speak with the guy or department as every time Ive rang tmobile i get fobbed off

jakem1 said,
3UK have announced that they're in the process of rolling out the update today

Really? Do you have a press release link please mate?

sgtLENIN said,
Sadly nothing about the Omnia 7. I have a unbranded one in Europe and nothing yet.

If it's unbranded then the update is rolling out now.

jakem1 said,

If it's unbranded then the update is rolling out now.

Then it would be nice if it was on the mobile-chart they just released...

sgtLENIN said,

Then it would be nice if it was on the mobile-chart they just released...

I presume it is. Doesn't it fall into the second last entry titled "Open Market Phones"?