Where's your Windows Phone 7 update?

Summary:Are you wondering where your Windows Phone 7 update is? You're not alone!

Are you wondering where your Windows Phone 7 update is? You're not alone!

To try to answer your question, Microsoft has put together a table for US customers:

  • Stage 1: Testing The software update is undergoing mobile operator network and quality tests.
  • Stage 2: Scheduling Operator testing is complete, and Microsoft is scheduling the update for delivery. This phase typically lasts 10 days or less.
  • Stage 3: Delivering update Microsoft has started to send out the update. Because updates are typically delivered to customers in batches, it might take several weeks before you receive notice that an update is available for you.

Bear in mind that the carriers also have a say in when you get this update ...

This long, drawn-out release process for updates is a mess, and leaves consumers in the dark as to when to expect their update. If Apple can coordinate an iOS release worldwide and across all models for a single day, the fact that Microsoft can't do the same for consumers is a total and utter fail.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Microsoft, Mobility, Windows


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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