Microsoft’s epic carrier battle with Windows Phone 7 updates is nearly complete.
The software giant revealed on Friday that the final carrier delaying its roll-out has now signed off on its NoDo testing. Spanish operator Telefonica is now in the “scheduling phase” for the pre-NoDo, NoDo and SSL certificate patch updates. The sign off marks nearly four months of battles with carriers to get NoDo into the hands of device owners. Microsoft originally delivered its pre-NoDo update on February 21, followed by the full NoDo update on March 22. Telefonica and others have stalled on carrier testing to allow the update to be pushed to their devices.
“Testing is done at Telefonica in Spain for all three updates: 7008, 7390, and 7392,” revealed Microsoft’s Eric Hautala. “The team is now scheduling the rollout,” he added, noting that Microsoft will provide an additional blog post once the update starts being delivered to Telefonica devices. Hautala also briefly touched on the recent NoDo issues with the Samsung Focus.”I want to assure Samsung Focus owners who haven’t received an update notification that there are many people across several companies continuing to work on the solution for your phones,” said Hautala. “We want to make sure you have a quality experience with the update,” he added, noting that Microsoft won’t rest until it’s done. Microsoft claims Samsung has been sourcing two separate flash memory components for its Focus devices. Most focus owners have revision 1.3 of the device and are receiving updates, those with revision 1.4 aren’t. Microsoft previously revealed that it is working closely with Samsung and AT&T to test and deliver an update for the affected devices.