Update on Omnia, Focus and Latest 7392 Security Update

Eric Hautala updated the Official Windows Phone Blog last night with more information about three different issues that have made headlines with regards to Windows Phone in recent days. The post is essentially an update on three things: Nodo for the Omnia 7 and Focus Rev 1.4 and the latest security patch that has been pushed out to most users.

Regarding the NoDo holdup for Omnia 7 users:

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.

There is also some explanation on NoDo for Focus with Rev 1.4:

We’ve also been looking into reports from a small number of Samsung Focus owners on AT&T who haven’t received an update notification. Here’s what we know so far:

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.

Eric also explains a bit more about the security update or “7392” that started pushing to some Windows Phone users just yesterday:

…this week we also begin distributing a small new update that adds no new features to your phone. Its sole purpose is to fix nine fraudulent third-party digital certificates.  Once installed, you’ll see “OS version: 7.0.7392.0…How you get 7392 depends on your mobile operator and what updates you’ve installed. Customers with Deutsche Telekom and Optus, for example, will receive 7392 and the March update together. If you’ve already installed the March update, you’ll receive 7392 as a standalone download or bundled with a future update.

The communication between the Windows Phone team and Windows Phone users has increased greatly. Even when the news isn’t great, it’s still nice to hear something and I think the improvement on updates and communication has been much, much better lately.  That’s pretty much the gist of the post, but you can read the post in its entirety by visiting the Windows Phone Blog here.

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