More Glitches Reported For Windows Phone 7 Updates

Microsoft has temporarily stopped sending the Windows Phone 7 updates to Samsung Omnia7 phones, according to a posting on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 blog, because of "a technical issue with the update package for this model," said Michael Stroh, a Microsoft technology writer and member of the development team that created the mobile operating system.

"The work of fixing and testing the package is nearly done and the team hopes to resume update deliveries soon," Stroh said, adding that he could not provide a more specific schedule.

Microsoft is also investigating reports that some owners of Samsung Focus mobile phones in the U.S. did not receive update notifications, Stroh said.

Microsoft's problems with Windows Phone 7 on some Samsung models go back to February when an earlier Windows Phone 7 update caused those phones to "brick" or be rendered inoperable.

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The next major Windows Phone 7 update, code named "Mango," is due later this year and will offer full multi-tasking capabilities. Later this month the company is scheduled to provide a new release of the developer tools that programmers will use to build applications that run with Mango.