Microsoft reiterates commitment to Windows Phone 7 updates

A rumor started on Twitter yesterday about a supposedly massive Windows Phone 7 update coming early next year that will apparently pack so much stuff “they could have called it Windows Phone 8.” Guess what ?  Rumors are just rumors….and as I said yesterday on Twitter this was totally blown out of proportion. Yes Microsoft is going to release an update in the coming months which will include copy/paste and other features (and bug fixes) but nothing “massive”. Anyway, here’s Microsoft’s official statement received by Engadget:

“Microsoft is committed to delivering regular updates to the Windows Phone experience. Our first update will make copy & paste available in early 2011. In addition to this first update, all Windows Phone 7 users should expect to see additional updates delivered in the future as part of Microsoft’s ongoing update process.”

via Engadget

  • Anonymous

    To be hornet with you, if I were Microsoft I wouldn’t say a huge update is coming either just to make sure nobody is disappointed when the update comes out.

  • BucksterMcgee

    Microsoft has learned (for better or worse) not to promise anything they can’t be sure that they can meet. The idea is that it’s far better to hold off and surprise people with something, then to blab about an awesome product/feature coming only to have it delayed or not work. The entire WP7 launch has been nothing but obtuse descriptions with vague timelines, where they only go into depth on things they are already sure will be ready. Of course there are people who will still get upset, but Microsoft’s stance here is they aren’t going to release something until it’s up to a high enough quality standard, and that’s something I can get behind.

    They probably could have tried to rush multitasking and all the other features and just get it out the door, and then slowly fix all those problems that they caused (which seems what google likes to do) or they could have done what they did which is focus on some core features and make them solid, then in future updates they can add missing functionality while maintaining a high quality. Personally I believe they made the right choice.

  • Guest32

    Any news on a WP7 based Tablet?