Microsoft’s first Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed “NoDo” started shipping on Tuesday but carrier branded devices may face a long delay before it’s available fully.
The software giant started pushing Windows Phone 7 build 7390 to sim-free, carrier unbranded devices on Tuesday. The update, codenamed “NoDo”, brings a number of bug fixes and features, including copy and paste. However, those with carrier branded devices from cell phone providers such as AT&T may have to wait weeks until “NoDo” is available for their device.
“The earliest date that a TELUS customer can receive the Windows Phone 7 software update is Tuesday March 29th, 2011. Microsoft is releasing the software update in a phased approach and it may take up to four weeks for all TELUS customers to have the option to receive the update and upgrade their device software.”
The acknowledgement of the March 29 date confirms various suspicions that carriers are at the heart of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 update delays. WinRumors understands UK provider O2 is set to kick-off the update
on March 24 in early April but this date is subject to change. The extra wait will be disappointing for Windows Phone 7 owners wishing to get their hands on “NoDo.”
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the phased roll-out in a statement to WinRumors on Tuesday:
“We’ve begun to gradually roll out the Copy & Paste update, starting small with open market phone customers in parts of Europe this week. More to come.”