The first Windows Phone update is going to be pushed out to WP7 users beginning today, according to a blog post on the Windows Phone blog:
Starting today, some of you might see something new on your Windows Phone: A message announcing that a software update is available. Woo hoo!
Now, before you get too excited, let me explain: This isn’t the update you’ve probably been reading about or perhaps waiting for, the one with copy and paste (but that’s coming soon).
No, this update is a relatively small one.
The blog post has more information on the specifics of the update and how it will work.
This first update is updating the updater, basically, and won’t bring any new functionality to the phones, or at least nothing like copy/paste, CDMA, support, or a better Marketplace search. Those are coming “in early March”, according to Steve Ballmer at MWC, and a rumor has them coming on March 8.
Along with having to deal with somewhat reluctant to update Mobile Operators, the process of updating phones on the fly is a somewhat new and untested process for Microsoft and Windows Phone, so it seems to make some sense to try out the process rather than botch a “NoDo” update, which could have an immeasurable real and perceived negative effect.
We just checked our AT&T Samsung Focus, and we don’t have any updates yet, but we’ll report back when we do. Have you seen an update yet? How did it go?