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Copy/paste finally arrives for Windows Phone 7

Although Microsoft had some initial problems with its “pre-update” for first major Windows Phone 7 operating system upgrade, the company is now ready to move forward and deliver the goods to customers. That means that WP7 users can now enjoy copy/paste, faster multitasking, and a plethora of tiny tweaks here and there.

Here is the full changelog from Microsoft:

Copy & paste. You asked for it—now it's here. Just tap a word and drag the arrows to copy and paste it on your phone. You can copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere you can type. To learn more, see Copy & paste. 

Faster apps and games. Nobody likes to wait. That's why we've whittled down the time it takes for apps and games to start up and resume. It's all part of our focus on getting you to the things you love, easier and faster.

Better Marketplace search. We've streamlined Marketplace search to make it easier to find specific apps, games, or music. Press the Search button in the Apps or Games section of Marketplace and you'll see only apps or games in the results. Press Search in the Music section of Marketplace to search just the music catalog.

Other Marketplace improvements. We've improved the stability of Marketplace while you download apps. We've also improved the experience of downloading apps larger than 20 megabytes, upgrading from trial apps to paid apps, using a credit card with an address outside the United States, sharing links to apps via email, sorting Xbox LIVE games by release date, and creating an Xbox LIVE account from within the Games Hub.

Wi-Fi improvements. We now display your phone's Media Access Control (MAC) address in Settings. (You might need this info if you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network that uses MAC address filtering. To learn more, see Connect to a Wi-Fi network.) We've also removed the limit on the number of Wi-Fi profiles that you can store and reduced the time it takes to start your phone if you've stored lots of Wi-Fi profiles.

Outlook improvements. We've improved the experience of viewing iPhone photo attachments you receive from a non-Exchange-based email account (such as a Google Mail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail account), using the Global Address List (GAL) when connecting to Exchange Server 2003 using Exchange ActiveSync, and working with email display names that contain brackets (for example, "David Alexander [Contoso]"). 

Messaging improvements. We've improved the experience of receiving Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages if your phone uses a PIN-locked SIM. 

Facebook integration. We've improved the experience of syncing Facebook accounts.

Camera improvements. We've improved the stability of switching between camera and video modes. 

Audio improvements. We've improved the experience of using a Bluetooth headset to make calls when you're playing music or videos.

Other performance improvements. This month's update also includes software from several phone manufacturers that improves the performance of specific models. Naturally, if you don't have one of the affected models, we won't install this portion of the update on your phone. 

The updates are being rolled out to customers now, and your phone will prompt you when the update is available. You will then need to connect your smartphone to your computer to complete the update.

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Bull*@#$! No updates for US carrier users.
By MartyLK on 3/22/2011 11:18:29 PM , Rating: -1
As is the case with the weaselly-ass MS business practices, there is no updates for branded US devices. Even though MS sold WP7 as being exclusively updated by them, they are allowing the carriers to fuck their users by holding back the updates. A carrier would rather you buy a new device rather than deal with updating them. And since T-Mobile is being bought out by AT&T, there will likely be that excuse for not allowing the updates to take place right now.

If you have an unbranded phone, yes, the updates will happen. I'll be glad when WP7 fails because of this bullshit. I love WP7 for the quality, but I'll be damned if I'm going hope and wish it well when MS fucks there ever living bejesus out of us all.

Fuck MS! I hope they DIE!

By brshoemak on 3/23/2011 9:00:44 AM , Rating: 1
Don't hold back now - tell us how you really feel.

By Pessimism on 3/23/2011 10:33:01 AM , Rating: 2
I share your distaste for the issue. My suggestion is to speak with your wallet. Boycott carriers that go out of their way to load up their phones with garbage and restrict the flow of updates to the device. Boycott hardware manufacturers that go out of their way to make software updates awkward and difficult (Samsung Galaxy coughcough).

RE: Bull*@#$! No updates for US carrier users.
By zxern on 3/23/2011 1:30:15 PM , Rating: 1
Carriers can hold back 1 update after that they must allow an update to go through.

Yeah it still sucks, but its better than android.

By MartyLK on 3/23/2011 9:20:55 PM , Rating: 1
Bullshit. There are 2 updates supposed to already be out right now, the pre-NoDo and the NoDo. None of these updates are hitting US branded phones. And updates have been rumored from the launch of WP7. MS has made a statement that all WP7 phones will be updated during the second half of March. Now there is word that a portion of WP7 phones won't be updated till the first part of April.

You see...this is what MS is doing. They are creating rumors after rumors and stringing ppl along to try to get away with not abiding by their verbal contract of themselves updating...which lead all early adopters to believe there would be no carrier delays or holdups....rather than the carriers controlling the updates.

WP7 devices were supposed to be updated way back in Jan. Then it got pushed to Feb. Then it got pushed to Mar. Now it is being pushed to April. MS did state that Aug/Sep was the timeframe for the Mango update. By the time NoDo gets released to all WP7 devices worldwide, Mango will have to be included if MS holds to that timeframe. But MS WON'T hold to that timeframe. They didn't hold to the NoDo timeframe. Why would they hold to the Mango timeframe? In all likelihood, the first two updates won't make it to all WP7 devices before the summer and the Mango update will be pushed out to around Dec 2012.

MS is a weaselly-ass, wimpy-ass company that lets the carriers fuck the ever living shit out of us and they like it. It's time for all of us to fuck the ever living hell out of MS.

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