Microsoft refreshes Where's My Phone Update list, Omnia 7 now in testing

Although lots of folks have received the update for the Samsung Omnia 7, officially at least it's still not available--or rather the firmware that's tied into it is not as easy to get (you can still force-update to Mango, but not get the firmware).

We got word now that Microsoft has updated the "Where's My Phone Update" list (opens in new tab) and whereas before it said "Except Samsung Omnia 7 models" it has now changed to the more favorable "Except Samsung Omnia 7 models, which are Testing at this time."

Hey, baby steps. At this rate, we're thinking by the end of October sounds like a plausible date for actual release. We'll keep an eye out. Thanks, Gary M., for the heads up!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.

  • Hurry up.Me and my apps miss the 3G-connection :(
  • I did force the update to Mango on my Omnia 7 and I received the firmware update as well. Or at least I have the exact same fw version as some people who got the update without any tricks.
  • Disappointed that no updates were made to the US page :(
  • Had to de-brand my T Mobile (UK) Omnia 7 but did manage to get the update. Love it. Its a proper phone now!
  • wait a minute, i forec-updated. does that mean i will not be able to receive a new official firmware? I have not noticed and problems so far (2 weeks now), but will i be missing something?