Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 21:17 UTC
Windows Starting today, Microsoft is pushing out the first major update to its Windows Phone operating system, to 98% of Windows Phone users (the other two will just have to wait). It's loaded with changes and improvement, and this time around, the rollout process appears to be pretty smooth. Another nice touch: Mango beta users (right here) will get the update to the final version like everybody else - you won't have to downgrade to NoDo as previously stated.
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About time
by wocowboy on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:01 UTC
wocowboy
Member since:
2006-06-01

A year to update a phone OS? Really?? And how many updates did Apple and Google push for their phones in their first year? I've tried all three, each has its quirks, iOS is the smoothest and most capable, which stands to reason since it has been around the longest. Android is the geek's phone OS, some basic functions are buried deep down in menus. And Windows Phone 7 System-whatever has the cryptic Metro interface that just doesn't cut it for me (just my opinion, it might work fine for others, but look at the numbers, I think they're on my side).

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RE: About time
by sc3252 on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:36 in reply to "About time"
sc3252 Member since:
2005-09-06

The only problem I have with android, and its a big problem, is that the phone manufacturers never update their phones... So even if they(Google) release quite often I have a better feeling that MS will update all the hardware instead of Samsung saying "We did are obligatory 2 releases over 18 months, lets stop".

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RE[2]: About time
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:47 in reply to "RE: About time"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

Two updates in 18 months is a problem? I have and HTC Inspire that I have had for almost a year and have had two updates already. Even if they don't send out any more updates, I have only one more year to go before it is time to change the phone.

Each phone ecosystem has its quirks. For me Android works best. I can see how some would like iOS better. WP7 still seems to be more than a year behind. With the death of WebOS and Blackberry & Nokia fading fast I hope WP7 catches up soon as I would hate to have only two choices in the smartphone market.

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RE: About time
by suryad on Thu 29th Sep 2011 02:14 in reply to "About time"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Rooting is your friend. I know it's not something people want to hear but my Evo 4G is right now running the HTC Runnymede OS. Sure some things need a bit of work but there are so many alternatives. Cyanogenmod should work for most. If I didn't have these OS upgrades I would have gotten pretty bored with my Evo. Rooting just extends the life of your phone so much!

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RE: About time
by MollyC on Thu 29th Sep 2011 15:31 in reply to "About time"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

This is the second update to WP7. There was the earlier "NoDo" update.

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