Microsoft Pulls Back WP7 Update For Samsung Phones
By on February 23rd, 2011

It was only a couple of days ago that Microsoft started rolling out an OTA (Over-The-Air) software update for all WP7 based handsets out there. The OTA update did not bring any visible changes or any performance improvements. According to the Windows Team Blog, the update improves the software update process. Yes, you guys have read it write! An update to improve the *software update* process itself.

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However, reports are flying in that the first OTA update for WP7 devices has been bricking Samsung WP7 devices. Depending on your luck, your Samsung branded WP7 running handset may even brick itself. Now, Microsoft has pulled back the OTA update for Samsung phones so as to make sure no further chaos ensures.

Here is the official statement from Microsoft :

In response to this emerging issue, we have temporarily taken down the latest software update for Samsung phones in order to correct the issue and as soon as possible will redistribute the update.

The reason behind the update failing on Samsung device is being blamed on the numbers of firmware available for the Samsung WP7 handsets. Users who are running the latest firmware are able to successfully update their Samsung handset. However, users running the older firmware end up bricking their device. Hopefully, Samsung and Microsoft will soon come up with a solution to this problem.

One of the major advantages of WP7 over Android the ability to push out update for all handsets simultaneously due to their uniformity just became their disadvantage!

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