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Samsung Omnia 7.  (Source:
Patch should no longer brick Samsung Omnia 7s

After Microsoft's first major Windows Phone 7 update turned a number of devices -- particularly the Samsung Omnia 7 -- into bricks last week, the company halted upgrades to all Samsung devices and explained other possible hiccups. 

Yesterday, Microsoft resumed its rollout of the update to Samsung devices. The patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule, so it's possible that even some non-Samsung WP7 users have not received the update.

The Windows Phone Blog had this to say about the delay: "During the past week the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch. We apologize again for the delay and continue looking for ways to improve the update process."

While, ostensibly, the error was made on the Microsoft side, it is interesting that the problem manufacturer during software updates is Samsung, yet again. Pure coincidence? Maybe.

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not here...
By 457R4LDR34DKN07 on 3/3/11, Rating: 0
RE: not here...
By quiksilvr on 3/3/2011 10:46:10 AM , Rating: 2
The patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule, so it's possible that EVEN SOME NON-SAMSUNG WP7 users have not received the update.

I mean come on, this article isn't even 200 words.

RE: not here...
By 457R4LDR34DKN07 on 3/3/2011 11:30:57 AM , Rating: 1
whoa... I was just reiterating the fact that I hadn't recieved it yet. Not that the update has anything worthy of upgrading anyhow. This site is full of trolls and was waiting for someone to bite. I guess my post indicates I somehow didn't read the article in entirety. Whats next are you going to go over my grammar?

RE: not here...
By Smilin on 3/4/2011 3:58:50 PM , Rating: 2
Whats next are you going to go over my grammar?

You need an apostrophe in your contraction.


but yea, no update on my Focus yet either.

update that UI!
By headbox on 3/3/2011 12:38:37 PM , Rating: 2
How about a UI update so an entire column of the screen isn't wasted by empty blackness !!!

RE: update that UI!
By Smilin on 3/4/2011 4:04:16 PM , Rating: 2
You clearly don't own one.

Showed up for me
By InvertMe on 3/3/2011 10:10:45 AM , Rating: 2
I saw it pop up this morning for me. It however still wont run on my HD2 hacked to run WP7. Luckily this update is nothing important.

:-) In my mind WP7 is WordPerfect 7
By BZDTemp on 3/3/11, Rating: -1
By Smilin on 3/4/2011 4:02:08 PM , Rating: 2
It was indeed a dirty trick to introduce GUI elements in word. I mean having a goddamn template at the top of your keyboard to keep track of all the ctrl-alt-shift permutations of a full twelve function keys is the right thing to do.

Bundling an award winning word processor with an award winning spreadsheet program was also pretty underhanded.

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