Windows Phone hardware update packages begin rolling out

By Tom Warren, on 20th Jul 11 7:43 pm with 48 Comments

Windows Phone 7 update

A number of Windows Phone hardware specific updates began rolling out on Wednesday.

WinRumors readers have reported device specific updates for the HTC Mozart, LG Optimus 7 and Samsung Omnia 7. Microsoft previously promised that updates would begin rolling out “soon” in a blog post earlier this week. The updates will improve battery life, call clarity and touch responsiveness etc. The updates are device specific and will improve certain functions of devices. Not every device will receive an update however.

One WinRumors reader, Mihai, reports that the update took around 30 minutes for him on an LG E900 Optimus 7 device. “The touch screen is faster and smoother,” said Mihai. “I cannot say anything about battery life and call clarity yet,” he added. It’s not yet clear what improvements are available for the Omnia 7 or HTC Mozart. If you spot an update for you device, please let us know in the comments section below.

Microsoft originally delivered its pre-NoDo update on February 21, followed by the full NoDo update on March 22. The software maker is now readying its Mango update, due later this fall. Microsoft is rumored to have completed work on the update and RTM’d it recently. Mango will include 500 new features when it’s available later this year. Microsoft has improved its range of hubs and included support for multitasking and HTML5 browsing. Microsoft is expected to launch Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) in or around September.

  • Anonymous

    How do you increase the already fast and smooth interface ? I would love to see a comparison video :)

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      This is more the responsiveness for certain screens used by manufacturers.

    • http://profiles.google.com/marnll1988 Mar Nag
    • Anonymous

      You are awesome.

    • Anonymous

      You are awesome.

    • JCS

      But the video is NoDo vs mango beta, not NoDo vs the updated one ^^.

      Stil M$ is doing a great job

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Williams/713122739 Matthew Williams

    Microsoft is doing the best they can.

  • MSm_wp

    Is users with mango beta are concerne?

    • Arvydasg 93

      I would like to know that, too… I think that it wont show up on our phones…

    • Arvydasg 93

      I would like to know that, too… I think that it wont show up on our phones…

    • http://twitter.com/swfdougherty Stephen Dougherty

      Good call? Anyone??

    • http://twitter.com/swfdougherty Stephen Dougherty

      Good call? Anyone??

  • MSm_wp

    Is users with mango beta are concerne?

  • http://twitter.com/vashibhavin vashibhavin

    Any updates for HTC HD7?

  • http://twitter.com/vashibhavin vashibhavin

    Any updates for HTC HD7?

  • Anonymous

    Nothing on my LG yet :/

  • Morgan

    I love this phone but when will MS ever learn to just come out with the info? Some phones will get it some won’t?! We are big boys and girls. Just tell us who will get it and who won’t as I am sure this is already known. I for one am getting tired of this guessing game that MS seems to enjoy playing with all of us. Also if there is going to be a delay… like say for the Focus just say it. We are already used to delays at this point for this phone so just being honest is no big deal. I really hope they clear this up with Nokia and just tell us what is going on and when it will happen. Enough with the games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/davidwixom David Wixom

      You do realize most of the delays are thanks to the providers and not Microsoft right?

    • Morgan

      Wow and I thought Apple fan boys were sensitive. Add OMG55 to this response as well. I am well aware the the carriers are the delay in getting updates. Easy tigers, I am all about MS as my entire household runs on it. You missed my point entirely. My point is they know which hardware will receive this update however to say… some will get it and some won’t is total BS. Just name which platforms will get it because they know this well in advance. I love my windows phone and would not trade it for anything. My only beef is the lack of information that MS supplies to their users. I just want to know what is going on and when. Stop with the guessing games is all I am asking.

    • http://twitter.com/jaimeyu Jaime Yu

      You still don’t get it. If it was up to Microsoft, everyone would get the update today. It really isn’t their job to tell you which manufacturer is going to do what. That’s the manufacturer’s job. Look at HTC and Android. Does anyone complain about Google not bringing 2.3 to an old Experia? No, it is squarely Sony’s fault. It’s not like the Android 2.3 roms are locked away for the Nexus S. Google knows whose got what and who will do what because of licensing. Same with Microsoft. Should they tell you this? No because it’s a trade secret and why would they want to? Leaking info isn’t exactly something that builds trust. 

      Oh and the world does not revolve around you. So stop flaming the comments with BS. 

    • OMG55

      big boys know that update rollout are due to device manufacturers and cellular ISP’s. the platform is not year old yet and MS is rolling alot of features into the mango update. but again mobile ISP’s could delay update pushes. Has anyone noticed that mobil ISP’s never delay Apple updates. it seems like their doing things to taint MS image & you seem to be taking the bait.

    • Anonymous

      I think that’s because Apple required that the control the phone. Apple’s updates come from itunes, not the carriers.

  • Morgan

    I love this phone but when will MS ever learn to just come out with the info? Some phones will get it some won’t?! We are big boys and girls. Just tell us who will get it and who won’t as I am sure this is already known. I for one am getting tired of this guessing game that MS seems to enjoy playing with all of us. Also if there is going to be a delay… like say for the Focus just say it. We are already used to delays at this point for this phone so just being honest is no big deal. I really hope they clear this up with Nokia and just tell us what is going on and when it will happen. Enough with the games.

  • Groovepoint

    HTC Mozart on Orange UK, getting the HTC update now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominic.blakey Dominic Blakey

    Installed the Update on my HTC 7 Mozart this evening, not much in the likes of feature improvements as Tom W had said, but texting definately feels a lot easier and responsive. As for battery I’m not sure, as I will be able to see any difference in the long run.

  • Anonymous

    Guys: What are your new version numbers? software, firmware, etc?
    That’d be nice to know.

    • http://ahumeniy.myopenid.com/ ahumeniy

      Mine shows:

      OS Version: 7.0.7392.0
      FW Version: 1.0.1.11
      HV version: 1.0.0.0
      Radio SW Version: 1.0.1.11
      Radio HW Version: 0.3.5.0
      Bootloader Version: 1.5.1.0
      Chip SOC Version: 0.30.2.0

    • http://reinnovate.asia Kit Yeung

      I am rocking E900 without the update

      Three items were updated in this update

      Firmware 1.0.1.10
      Hardware 1.0.0.0

      Radio soft 1.0.1.10
      Radio hard 0.3.5.0

      Bootloader 1.5.0.0
      SOC 0.30.2.0

  • jinge

    Update for french mozart

    • jinge

      Mozart Orange FR update:

      Available storage 5.85Go -> 5.75Go (+100Mo available ??)OS version is the same
      microversion 2250.09.13001.073 -> 2250.21.13301.073
      Radio 5.54.09.21_22.33b.50.10U -> 5.65.09.25_22.45.50.21U
      Loading program: 1.30.2250.1 (117833) -> 1.33.2250.1 (123643)

  • http://www.callumpy.co.uk Callumpy

    No update for me yet :(
    Omnia 7 T-Mobile UK

  • http://www.callumpy.co.uk Callumpy

    No update for me yet :(
    Omnia 7 T-Mobile UK

  • James

    My Mozart on Orange UK is updating right now! It takes ages on my antique PC though :(

  • http://twitter.com/mdtauk martin anderson

    I am on Orange UK with a Samsung Omnia 7.  I am not seeing any updates, but I am on the Mango Beta…

    If anyone else with the same phone, on the same network thinks its worth the update, let me know and I will revert, update, and go back to Mango.

  • Na

    I am running 7702 and loving it…

  • Mike

    Omnia 7 bricked during update last night :(

  • Bernd

    Nothing here yet on T-Mobile Germany with my unbranded EMEA ROM on the HTC Mozart running NoDo

    • Anonymous

      I’m running same software as you and no update either :(

  • http://twitter.com/vlastaw Vlastimil Waic

    No update for Czech Mozart so far

    T8698, OS 7.0.7392.0, FW 2250.09.12902.401, HW 0004, Radio SW 5.52.09.16.22.33a.50.10U, Radio HW A.102.0.D4, BL 1.28.2250.4(113913), SOC 2.2.5.0

  • JH

    No update for Czech Omnia 7 so far

  • Zach

    Updated 3UK Omnia 7, but no idea what’s changed!

  • Zach

    Updated 3UK Omnia 7, but no idea what’s changed!

  • http://twitter.com/paulandyt Paul Targett

    Just update Omnia 7 UK

    Scrolling Sensitivity increased, more responsive
    Autobrightness works immediately from switch on (used to get blinded in a dark room)

    Still to check battery.
    Hoping live tiles start to update properly, but will probably have to wait till Mango.

  • http://twitter.com/theloz Loz Lowe

    Just got mine :) Vodafone UK Optimus 7. Really thought I was going to be waiting months like I was for NoDo!

  • http://twitter.com/alloam Peter Johnston

    My Omnia 7 on Orange (UK) just updated. Changes were:

    Firmware revision: from 0222.10.10.6 to 0222.11.2.2
    Hardware revision: same at 3.15.0.4
    Radio software: from 2424.10.10.6 to 2424.11.2.2
    Radio hardware: same at 0.0.0.800
    Bootloader: from 4.10.1.9 to 5.2.1.4
    Chip SOC: same at 0.36.2.0

    Hope that helps some of you who know more than I do!

  • http://windowsphoneph.com/2011/07/23/windows-phone-7-update-for-july-2011/ Sonnie

    HTC Mozart in the Philippines is getting the updates, can’t tell the difference yet

  • luke r

    I have an HTC 7 Mozart on orange network (UK).  I updated the phone yesterday and the main thing that I can see is that the phone now connects to “home service” i.e my home wi-fi network during phone calls.  This seems to make call reception MUCH better….

  • http://www.facebook.com/danrh Daniel Rivero Horie

    Hmm, wondering if my ATT Focus will get a FW update, it would be nice if so!