Microsoft Speaks and C&P Update is Delayed…Again

In a blog post entitled Phone Updates: process and timing on the official Windows Phone Blog, Eric Hautala, goes into scant detail regarding the process of pushing an update for Windows phone out to its users.

The blog does break the lengthy, uncomfortable silence regarding the hold-up with the highly anticipated Windows Phone update, but does little to answer many concerns and is essentially just PR-speak to appease a heavily frustrated and increasingly-vocal user base.

Status of the “copy and paste” update

We have the next update waiting in the wings. It delivers copy and paste, better Marketplace search, and other key improvements.

But I believe it’s important that we learn all we can from the February update. So I’ve decided to take some extra time to ensure the update process meets our standards, your standards, and the standards of our partners. As a result, our plan is to start delivering the copy-and-paste update in the latter half of March.

This short pause should in no way impact the timing of future updates, including the one announced recently at Mobile World Congress featuring multitasking, a Twitter feature, and a new HTML 5-friendly version of Internet Explorer Mobile.

There is really no new information here except that the “Mango” update which was recently reported to be delayed until a possible date in 2012, seems to be on track for a late 2011 release.

An official french Windows blog puts the “NoDo” update around the week of March 21st, but we’ve been hearing some carrier confirmation that its expected on March 24th. Here’s hoping Microsoft can right this ship before early adopters start to abandon.

You can read the entire “State of the Windows Phone” address here.


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