Microsoft has been plagued by update woes with its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. Users have complained that the update they've been waiting for, codenamed NoDo, has been delayed, fragmented, and being able to receive the update is spotty at best. Microsoft then stated that they have to wait for carriers to test the update on their devices, only adding to the delays. Frustrated, consumers then found ways to get the update earlier rather than later—which was then discouraged by Microsoft.
But thankfully, consumers won't have to wait much longer. WinRumors is reporting about an internal email within AT&T that was sent to the company's support personnel. The email reads: "Effective April 19, 2011, new Microsoft maintenance release updates will be available to AT&T customers with existing LG Quantum and Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 devices." Although, "approved updates" will be available in "mid-May" for the HTC Surround.
Customers should be receiving two updates, if they have yet to receive the February update. The first update has been described by Microsoft as a way to get devices ready for following updates; NoDo should proceed thereafter.
NoDo brings the much-awaited copy and paste functionality that many consumers demanded since WP7's debut last year and was later promised to be added to the operating system in early 2011. But the email states that the updates will include "additional functionality that is unique to AT&T."