Windows Phone 7 update breaks certain Samsung smartphones

Posted on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 9:46 am by Andy

Window Phone 7 LogoThe launch of the first official update for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has been marred by reports that some users who have the Samsung Omnia 7 handset are seeing freezes, glitches and in some case a completely broken phone after installing the new software.

Things have become so serious that Microsoft has been forced to cease offering the update for users of the Samsung Omnia 7 since around 10 per cent of those who updated found that it rendered their phone inoperable.

Microsoft has promised that it will work on the update and remove the issues as quickly as possible before re-launching it for Samsung fans.

Microsoft had already been reprimanded by its customers because the update does not actually feature many of the improvements which it had promised, including cut and paste or a more useful search tool for scanning through apps in the Marketplace.

Windows Phone 7 may have got off to a slow start but critics have been positive about the platform up until now. With Nokia promising new Windows Phone 7 handsets in the near future such calamitous updates will hopefully become a thing of the past.