Das erste Update für Windows Phone 7 lässt bislang auf sich warten. Nun hat sich Microsofts Eric Hautala, General Manager of Customer Experience Engineering, in der Angelegenheit persönlich auf dem Windows Team Blog geäußert.Demnach dürfte das als „NoDo“ bekannte Update Ende März kommen.
First, the engineering team here makes and thoroughly tests changes to our Windows Phone operating system software, adding new and improved features or making fixes. But that’s typically just part of what we send you. The companies that make your Windows Phone handset–or even the chips inside them–also frequently provide us updated firmware that they’ve written, tested, and want us to include. This combination makes up our update, which we dispatch to the cellular carriers around the world that sell Windows Phones. The carriers then conduct their own tests to help ensure that the new software works correctly both on their networks and the Windows Phone models they sell. We work closely with our carrier partners, and encourage them to test our software as swiftly as possible. But it’s still their network, and the reality is that some carriers require more time than others. By the way, this carrier testing is a common industry practice that all of our competitors must also undergo. No exceptions. After a carrier has had an opportunity to test, we schedule an update delivery to its customers through Microsoft Update, the same system that Microsoft uses to update your desktop PC. You see a message on your phone saying an update is available, plug your phone into your computer and–voila–a few clicks later you have the latest and greatest version of Windows Phone.