Microsoft France states NoDo will arrive second half of March

Microsoft had quite the issue on its hands when their first update caused issues for 10% of its user base. Microsoft was originally going to push out the NoDo update on March 8, but with such issues in the first update, it is believed that they held off on the update.

Several weeks ago Steve Ballmer stated that NoDo would land in early March, but if Microsoft France is correct, it looks like the update is now being pushed back to the second half. Mobiletechworld.com (via Zdnet) spotted that Microsoft France posted to its public relations blog that Nodo would now be landing in the second half of March. 

Microsoft has yet to specifically say a date, but if Microsoft France is correct, then we may be waiting even longer for the much anticipated update to the WP7 platform.

The delay is most likely related to the issues that Microsoft had with its first official update and engineers are most likely working overtime to make sure that the issue does not happen again. If Microsoft does delay it, it will be another bump in the long road to this update.

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Brad you're such a deutche. Microsoft never gave an actual release day for the update. I only heard March, but I never heard March 8th. At least not OFFICIALLY from Microsoft.

So not only are you a bad reporter, you're a very bad liar. Please link a confirmed release date from Ballmer or Microsoft about the patch release date. Find an OFFICIAL one with Ballmers signature as legit.

i11usive said,
How "safe" are these downloads? Is it really a good idea to deploy on a business phone?

Oops ... sorry for the double post!

day2die said,
...

The point is that the platform promised us updates without needing to resort to tactics used on other mobile OSes.

I for one will be happy when the official update goes out. If they can succeed with < 10% bricked then it's better than the above inference.

dotf said,

The point is that the platform promised us updates without needing to resort to tactics used on other mobile OSes.

I for one will be happy when the official update goes out. If they can succeed with < 10% bricked then it's better than the above inference.

true, but 0% bricked is much better

dotf said,

If they can succeed with < 10% bricked then it's better than the above inference.

10% of the update failed not bricked.

Also, it seem that the second pre-NoDo update has much lower fail rate than the first.

i11usive said,
How safe are these updates? They're not HTC / Microsoft approved are they? Probably not a good idea to deploy to a business phone?

An android user would do it without a second thought. that was the point I was making but no one seemed to really get it.

I'm happy that I don't have to resort to these tactics. I'm a happy Focus owner who will wait for official updates.

day2die said,

10% of the update failed not bricked.

Also, it seem that the second pre-NoDo update has much lower fail rate than the first.

Yep, and half of the failures were due to user error (low disk space, dodgy connection etc.)

Majesticmerc said,
What is "NoDo"?

Everyone is calling this update the "NoDo" update. Which ( I'm not sure whether it is official or not ) is supposed to stand for "No Donuts". That is a shot at the "Donuts" patch ( I think it was version 1.6, if I'm not wrong ) released for Android.

Suave Sagittarian said,

Everyone is calling this update the "NoDo" update. Which ( I'm not sure whether it is official or not ) is supposed to stand for "No Donuts". That is a shot at the "Donuts" patch ( I think it was version 1.6, if I'm not wrong ) released for Android.

Ah OK. Thanks!

It is amazing how inpatient people have been acting regarding the release of the NoDo update. Microsft HAS NEVER officially given a specific date of release, UNTIL THEN we shouldn't get all worked up because the update hasn't been released. ie: IE9 has a release date of March 14, IF MICROSOFT didn't release it on March 14 then we have merit to complain. So please people, just quit your bitching until an official date is posted from Microsoft itself; because up until now WM7 has been crippling to use /s

Nexus69 said,
It is amazing how inpatient people have been acting regarding the release of the NoDo update. Microsft HAS NEVER officially given a specific date of release, UNTIL THEN we shouldn't get all worked up because the update hasn't been released. ie: IE9 has a release date of March 14, IF MICROSOFT didn't release it on March 14 then we have merit to complain. So please people, just quit your bitching until an official date is posted from Microsoft itself; because up until now WM7 has been crippling to use /s
but MS SHOULD give a specific date, because it will calm everybody down and give them some certainty. the update is surely finalized so how hard can it be to give a solid date?

"Microsoft was originally going to push out the NoDo update on March 8" - afaik Microsoft never stated an actual date; can someone confirm this?

Sam said,
"Microsoft was originally going to push out the NoDo update on March 8" - afaik Microsoft never stated an actual date; can someone confirm this?

Unconfirmed. Ballmer's keynote has only ever stated first half of March. The March 8th date has never come from an official source.

Delays are a bad thing and a good thing. It's good because they want it to be stable -- great.

But they are SO FAR behind the Apple pace of updates it's almost embarrassing. Do you want WP7 to be a success MS? Then update it faster. You need to show that the platform is evolving fast, and that you are committed to pushing it, like you were XBox.

I'm out, back to iPhone, I can't keep waiting for this stuff. Navigation sucks, app resume is a mess and if this simple update gets delayed this much I'd have to agree with Thurott that Mango is extremely doubtful for this year.

bob_c_b said,
I'm out, back to iPhone, I can't keep waiting for this stuff. Navigation sucks, app resume is a mess and if this simple update gets delayed this much I'd have to agree with Thurott that Mango is extremely doubtful for this year.

What the hell did you expect from a new platform? You're not going to get IOS 4 or Android 2 speed of development. MS has to get a realiable updating mechanism going first.
Also Mango is in pre-beta, with actual working code as we speak. It's pretty unlikely that it will be delayed to 2012. Paul Thurott is an idiot and makes up stuff all the time.
WP7 is going to be amazing. You just have to set your expectations low during the first year of a new platform.

floopy said,

What the hell did you expect from a new platform? You're not going to get IOS 4 or Android 2 speed of development. MS has to get a realiable updating mechanism going first.
Also Mango is in pre-beta, with actual working code as we speak. It's pretty unlikely that it will be delayed to 2012. Paul Thurott is an idiot and makes up stuff all the time.
WP7 is going to be amazing. You just have to set your expectations low during the first year of a new platform.

Nonsense, MS isn't new to mobile development and THEY SET THE EXPECTATIONS. I'm hopeful WP7 bounces back, but out of the gate it's a failure and the worst thing we can do is make excuses for it. It's been handled poorly since launch and the only company who should be worried about it is (maybe) RIM. MS has more cash and muscle than Apple, so half baked deals with carriers and major phone makers refusing to go near WP7 are unacceptable. Samsung having the one handset that really doesn't work, unaccapetable, MS should have fully qualified the handset and not allowed anything like this to happen.

I didnt even get the pre-nodo update but as Zedox has said, no biggy really the phones are working fine as they are well unless your bricked your samsung updateing it .

Officially Microsoft has stated early 2011, then early March, now second half of March. In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with that. I'm doing fine with my Samsung Focus now, an update that adds copy and paste and a little faster opening of apps isn't going to make me put my balls in a bunch. No big deal.

french or euros, what do they know.. Im a patient person so if the update comes today or next month doesnt really matter to me. what I find incredibly frustrating is how unprofessional this whole 1st update looks. no official work from MS, on anything. Just rumor and some random blog post. I just imagine the chaos of the update where they introduce harder stuff like multitasking. I fully expect my HTC to explode when I update it.

for once (other than the Vista release) the apple fanboys and MS haters have a right to point and laugh. If there's further delay in the update I'll be putting my SIM back into my iPhone 4.

Good Lord! I undoubtedly believe WP7 offers a very unique experience compared to other phones when speaking about its user interaction but gosh, those update delays are really harming its image If this is happening for the FIRST update, I can't imagine what's going to happen for the rest of them. I hope it changes.

I have a HTC 7 Pro here -- can't wait for the update..additional performance and copy/cut/paste...c'mon!!! Features we EXPECT in a Windows 7 environment!

i11usive said,
I have a HTC 7 Pro here -- can't wait for the update..additional performance and copy/cut/paste...c'mon!!! Features we EXPECT in a Windows 7 environment!

Surely you mean Windows Phone 7 environment!

If true then the delay is due to the first delay with the patch, thanks Samsung! My LG updated without any problems the first time around.

GP007 said,
If true then the delay is due to the first delay with the patch, thanks Samsung! My LG updated without any problems the first time around.

Same thing here.

GP007 said,
If true then the delay is due to the first delay with the patch, thanks Samsung! My LG updated without any problems the first time around.

Yeah thanks a lot Samsung.....

KavazovAngel said,
^ Haters are welcomed.

Optimus 7.

Delay the update as much as is needed. I want stability.


I can't wait to pick up my WP

KavazovAngel said,
^ Haters are welcomed.

Optimus 7.

Delay the update as much as is needed. I want stability.

can't wait till i can pick mine up after verizon get it!!!

KavazovAngel said,
^ Haters are welcomed.

Optimus 7.

Delay the update as much as is needed. I want stability.

can't wait till i can pick mine up after verizon get it!!!

KavazovAngel said,
^ Haters are welcomed.

Optimus 7.

Delay the update as much as is needed. I want stability.

can't wait till i can pick mine up after verizon get it!!!

Byron_Hinson said,
Right I think all us Windows Phone 7 users should go to MS France and protest - come on, we'll all fit in a car.

Please don't try to take me to France in a car. I'll need a plane or boat.

Edited by Neb Okla, Mar 9 2011, 7:58pm : Huberis

Neb Okla said,

If you think you can get to France in a car, I'll pay for gas as far as the shore just to see if you float.

Ferry from the uk is via car

Byron_Hinson said,

Ferry from the uk is via car

Because everyone on neowin lives in the UK...

And meh, it's France. lol.

Xerax said,
Because everyone on neowin lives in the UK...

And meh, it's France. lol.

+1

I agree and who says they're right anyway.

However I would rather have stability over a fast release.