It was back at the Mobile World Congress where Microsoft revealed details of the first platform update of Windows Phone 7. Since then we’ve known that Microsoft plans to roll out two WP7 updates in 2011 alone, the second one is to bring IE9 and multitasking to WP7, while the first update is rolling out now, confirms the official Windows Phone Blog. However, this update does not bring the much anticipated copy paste feature to your Windows Phone device, rather this update is to prepare your device for the first proper update due to release in March this year.
This isn’t the update you’ve probably been reading about or perhaps waiting for, the one with copy and paste (but that’s coming soon).
No, this update is a relatively small one.
What’s in this update?
This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search.
When will I get this update?
We’ll begin sending it out today. But to help ensure the process goes smoothly, it won’t be sent to everyone at once. So you might see an update message before your spouse, co-worker, or neighbor (or vice versa). This is a common industry practice. That said, we understand you’re eager to have the latest software on your phone, and our goal is to deliver it to you as quickly as possible.
How to update your Windows Phone? Connect your device to your PC or Mac via USB then start Zune for Windows or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. Simply follow the on screen instructions to update your Windows Phone.