Microsoft pulling update for Samsung phones? It hasn't happened yet...

Over at WinRumors, they're reporting that Microsoft has pulled the update for Samsung Windows Phones due to those ongoing technical issues:

“In response to this emerging issue, we have temporarily taken down the latest software update for Samsung phones in order to correct the issue and as soon as possible will redistribute the update.”

They've also supposedly identified the problem and are working on a fix, noting it is only affecting a "small number" of devices. (Ahem, ok)

What's curious though is as of now, it does not look like Microsoft has successfully pulled the update as our own Rich Edmonds just went through the flashing process minutes ago with his Omnia 7 in the UK. Of course it failed to finish the update, so no news there, but if Microsoft is pulling this for Samsung, they evidently need to take hours to do so. Perhaps this is a "rolling recall", which seems kind of a bad idea from our viewpoint right about now.

Thanks, Adrian W., for the heads up

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.