Windows Phone 7 Updates begin today!

Rumours have been bouncing around the web for a number of days now but we can finally give you the official information. Microsoft is to begin an incremental update to Windows Phone 7 owners beginning today. It should be noted however that this is not the copy and paste update you’ve all been waiting for. It’s said to improve the software update process itself and is similar to other “pre-update” patches we’ve seen on Android handsets.

As is common with handset updates this won’t go out to all handsets at the same time, so don’t worry if someone else has the pre-update update and you don’t – it will come. To update your phone you can either tether your device to a computer and use the Zune software or use the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. If you get stuck there’s a great step-by-step guide, but do ensure that your Zune software / Windows Phone 7 connector is updated, then restart and then reconnect the phone.

We’d love to know if you’ve received the update, so do let us know in the comments. Don’t forget that the copy and paste update itself should arrive next month.

Update – A select few people are getting an error but it seems to be a very tiny amount of customers at the moment. This is the error message you don’t want to get … (Thanks Arne)

Windows Phone 7 Updates begin today!

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  • Rooster

    Nothing as yet (Orange HTC Mozart) but knowing Orange’s track record with HTC updates, it could be a while yet! :)

  • None so far in Oz on Telstra with the Mozart.

  • Dan James

    its nothing to do with orange from what i read about the update process. Its all down to Microsoft. I would guess they would do it on a model by model basis.

    • Rooster

      Thanks Dan.

      From wmpoweruser, the following seem to be getting the update:

      T-Mobile UK – HTC 7 Pro, Samsung Omnia 7
      Vodafone UK – HTC 7 Pro
      Vodafone Spain – Samsung Omnia 7
      Vodafone IT – LG Optimus 7
      Orange Fr – Samsung Omnia 7
      Bouygues France – Samsung Omnia 7
      3 UK – Samsung Omnia 7
      3 Austria – Samsung Omnia 7
      Tele2 – HTC 7 Mozart
      India – HTC 7 Mozart
      Starhub Singapore – LG Optimus 7
      M1 Singapore – LG Optimus 7
      AT&T – Samsung Focus
      VIP Croatia – Samsung Omnia 7
      M1 Singapore = LG Optimus 7
      Warid Telecom – HTC HD2 (update did not work)
      O2 Ireland – Samsung Omnia 7
      Bell Canada – LG Quantum
      Rogers Canada – Samsung Focus
      Sunrise Swiss – HTC HD7

      So, it would seem, nothing from Orange UK yet! :(

  • Graham Allwood

    Any idea what version it updated the windows phone software to?

  • Mshire

    Any idea what will happen to an unlocked HD7 on Orange?

  • Mshire

    Got my unlocked HD7 on Orange updated today with the first update. All good.