Dell Venue Pro Firmware update to fix Wifi And Memory issues finally released

Dell has just announced that the much anticipated 2.16 firmware for the Venue Pro that will finally fix some of the Wifi and Memory issues has started to roll out today in the US (T-Mobile users will only get it next week) and outside of the US. Here’s a reminder:

The main fix in the updated firmware is that it addresses the Wi-Fi and lockup issues. Here’s what was going on: the Wi-Fi and the user memory storage area both use the same DMA channel. So, if you downloaded a lot of data via Wi-Fi (like a game or other Marketpace app, or even a YouTube video) while the phone was trying to write to the user memory storage location, you sometimes see lockups due to a DMA conflict. In other words, lockups could occur when Wi-Fi data downloading conflicted with writing to the user memory storage location.

This whole mess surely backfired on Dell as they are no longer listed as a Windows Phone OEM anymore and no longer expected to launch a Mango device.

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Windows Phone 7 device firmware updates being rolled out for Omnia 7, Optimus 7 and others

Several Windows Phone devices have firmware updates now available to instal when the handset is plugged in the the PC. Keep in mind that these will only update the firmware part and not the OS itself. As of right now several models are part of the roll out: the Samsung Omnia 7, HTC Mozart, LG Optimus 7. There nothing to really get excited about here folks and in the case of the Omnia 7 this update doesn’t included the latest bootloader available for the device which can be manually installed here (but it does include the disable capacitive hardware buttons when the screen is touched). As a matter of fact I didn’t even get the update notification at all.

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