Microsoft has decided that it will take some more time in releasing the much anticipated Windows Phone 7 mobile platform update to make sure that it doesn’t suffer from the same fate as the previous update for the platform putting the company in an embarrassing position. The new update has now been delayed till the end of March this year. The compromising situation arose last month when Microsoft released a regular minor “under the hood” update for its mobile platform which was supposed to aid in the further upcoming updates of the operating system which included the one which gave the phone cut-and-paste functionality. However, things didn’t entirely go as planned and the update adversely affected Samsung mobile users as many of the company’s devices running on the Microsoft platform were rendered useless after failed attempts at updating the operating system.
Microsoft later denied that there was anything wrong with the update itself saying half the problems came up because these phones didn’t have enough memory space available for the update. The company resumed their update services for Samsung phones a couple of days later. Eric Huatala, the in charge of the updates team for the platform, wrote on the company’s official blog today saying that the major updates was waiting in the wings but it was important that the company act prudently after the February issues and take all the precautions before releasing this update. Thus, the team has decided to take some more time in releasing it to carry out more tests to ensure that it met with the standards of the company, its users and partners.
The Windows Phone 7 is a desperate attempt by Microsoft at reclaiming some considerable market share in the mobile platforms market which is at the moment entirely dominated by Apple and Android.