Samsung Windows Phone 7 update roll out resumed

Microsoft has just resumed the roll out of the Windows Phone 7 Nodo and 7392 security updates for the Samsung devices just a couple of hours after the release of Samsung’s patch for the Omnia 7. As you can see the screenshot above I just received the 7392 update notification. Any Samsung Focus Owner getting the update notification or are the Omnia 7 device’s only affected right now? Please post a comment below to let everybody know.

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Samsung Omnia 7 patch released to allow 7392 update

Samsung has just released a patch that is meant to allow the Omnia 7 handsets to correctly install the 7392 security update. We’ve know for a while that Microsoft halted all Samsung Windows Phone 7 updates because of an unknown issue that had to be fixed but this new development most probably means that the roll out will re-start now and that the solution will be provided in the form of this Samsung patch instead of an “updated” package as announced by Microsoft a couple of days ago.

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USA Today talks about the development of their Windows Phone 7 application

The developers behind the superb USA Today have just shared their experience creating their first Windows Phone 7 application. Interestingly the app was developed in house by USA Today unlike most of the big names applications which are usually developed by contracted development houses.

My group is particularly proud of this launch because the app was conceived, designed and developed entirely in-house. The designers and developers on this project spent a lot of time trying to get our app to feel just right with the unique but compelling Windows Phone “Metro” interface. We think we got there and, in the process, became quite enamored with the platform. Who knows, there may be more apps coming soon on this platform ;-) .

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More Windows Phone 7 Mango features revealed: SmartDJ and Notifications sounds support

A few more Windows Phone 7 Mango features have just been revealed today by the Windows Phone Dev podcast. I think that many user will be delighted to learn that the Zune SmartDJ feature is now support in the OS and that we can now “officially” turn-off the camera shutter sound! It is currently a pain to achieve this because lowering the device’s volume usually doesn’t disable the camera shutter sound (it’s quite random though, sometimes it works..).

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