Microsoft details NoDo-update issues on Samung Focus, Omnia 7

The Windows Phone Blog has been updated again to give details on a few lingering issues users may be facing, the HTC Surround NoDo update and Deutsche Telekom (which we covered yesterday).

For Omnia 7 issues regarding the NoDo update, Microsoft has this to say:

As some of you know, we recently halted delivery of updates to Samsung Omnia 7s after learning of a technical issue that required a new update software package. The new package is nearly ready, and we’re eager to resume updates to this model. Once I have a start date, I’ll let you know.

So a fix is in the works but you'll still have to stand by for a little while.

The other problem that has popped up is in regards to the Samsung Focus--though it seems much more rare. As it turns out, there are two hardware versions: REV1.3 and REV1.4. The latter, v1.4 has different memory modules on board (evidently due to high demand, Samsung had to switch components) and it's causing a minor conflict with the update:

To accommodate high demand for the Focus last year, two separate sources of flash memory components were required during manufacturing. Focus models are identical in all other ways. Most Focus owners are receiving our updates. But some customers with handsets containing the alternative memory component aren’t. We’re now working closely with Samsung and AT&T to test and deliver an update for this group. As soon as I have more specifics, I’ll let you know.

So that too, is in the works.

Finally, Microsoft talks about the 7392 update, which we reported earlier today. They stand by the fact that there's nothing to new to see here except for the SSL security updates. This is contra Chris Walsh who insists that there are a bunch of files on board that are post-7390. These files could represent some minor bug fixes or maybe they're just updated builds for whatever reason.

Of more interest is the fact that carriers can block this update, meaning some of us won't get the update till some off-in-the-future update: "If you’ve already installed the March update, you’ll receive 7392 as a standalone download or bundled with a future update."

The good news to take away though is Microsoft is successfully pushing out another update, seemingly on time too. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come?

Source: Windows Phone Blog; Microsoft Support Forum

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