This week Microsoft began to distribute a first update for its Smartphone OS Windows Phone 7. The test run seems to have failed. The Samsung Omnia 7 didn’t respond well to being updated.
ArsTechnica reported about the problems, specifically pointing to the problems with Samsung Omnia 7. In the “best” case, the update does not break the phone – it will work again after a restart, albeit with the old firmware. In the worst case, the firmware on the Omnia 7 is corrupted beyond repair. Meanwhile, however, there are initial reports that removing and re-inserting the battery might help, but this has not been confirmed.
Microsoft has had a lot of problems in the Smartphone segment. The veteran Windows Mobile 6.5 had to be buried because it could not keep up with more modern rivals such as iOS, Blackberry OS and Android. Windows Phone 7 has received good reviews from the press, this only partially reflected in sales of devices. Many reviews also missed the basic functions of the new mobile OS. Now it seems that the first update for Windows Phone 7 brings addtional headaches.