Where's the fixed 7008 Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung devices? Third update coming in April?


More than a week has passed since the very first Windows Phone 7 update has been pushed to end users in a staged roll out that unfortunately didn’t end up to be as smooth as envision by Microsoft. Many Samsung Omnia 7 and several Focus users were unable to install it on their phones and are still waiting for the fixed update that was said to be out by now. As of right now Samsung devices are no longer prompted to update to the 7008 OS version (not sure about other handset so if anybody can confirm that the whole process has been put on hold just post a comment below). Even thought this update doesn’t bring anything new in terms of features it is required to be installed so that the 7389 NoDo update can be installed on the device once it’s pushed out next week. French website Smartphonefrance seems to have gotten in touch with Orange who told them that as of right now the 7008 has been put on hold for the Samsung devices until the fix is found and on the LG Optimus 7 (Orange is apparently still waiting for Microsoft to clarify the situation).

According to the same Orange source, NoDo is still scheduled to be pushed out next week and a third update which we have never heard of before is planned for an April 11th push (the day MIX11 starts). This third update is said to bring “Local Search” to the OS. But was does local search exactly mean? Is it universal search throughout the OS or Local search in Bing and Bing Maps. I’m guessing that it’s the later given that when I asked MS (@MWC) about an eventual Bing and Bing Maps update in Europe (and France) I was told that the Local features (which is currently only available in the US) will be enabled in H1 2011 in some European countries. I was also told that it may not required a OS update as this a cloud based services that can be remotely triggered on an off by Microsoft. They may have finally decided to push a small OS update locally in Franc (and other EU countries) to enable this after all. Anyway, this is all guessing games right now so let’s just wait a few more days and see how it all pans out.

  • Anonymous

    So far their update process has been a bit of a clusterfuck. Guess it comes with new territory.

  • http://twitter.com/Phanatron P Holmes 3

    TMobile US, HD7 user; still have not been prompted to update my phone.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yup hopefully things will turn out better in the coming days/weeks.

  • GuestnumberONE

    USA At&T Quantum: I still have not got an update, odd.

  • Ccmd_232

    Undranded Samsung Omnia 7. No updates available yet. I got the update Notification almost a week ago, now nothing. Hopefully things go smooth!

  • Anonymous

    HD7 on T-Mobile and still no update for me.

  • http://twitter.com/EJ1024 EJ

    Yeah!!!!! Where the hell is the fix for this????
    And where the hell is the update fir my hd7????

  • http://twitter.com/jphilpott jphilpott

    No updates at all for my LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone UK. Waiting patiently!

  • http://twitter.com/TroyGates TroyGates

    Same here as well as 6 other people I know that have HD7 on TMo. No notification and when connected to Zune it shows that the phone software is up to date at version 7004 (I think, not at computer with Zune installed at the moment).

  • Pergrill

    Hi

    I’m from Denmark and have a Samsung Omnia 7. I have just been prompted that an update is available for my phone. I am not at my desktop computer at the moment so I’m not able to check which update it is but will do later.

  • Ccmd_232

    Hi,
    I didn’t recieve a notification on my phone, but when connected to my pc and checking for the update, it shows that an update is available (February, 2011). I’ll try to update my phone and report here.
    Phone: Samsung Omnia 7

  • Ccmd_232

    Hi,
    I just finished the update and everything went smooth, the whole update process took 6 minutes and now the OS Version is: 7.0.7008.0.
    MS got this one right this time :) .
    Hope your update process goes smooth as well.
    Phone: Samsung Omnia 7.