Microsoft has begun the long-awaited first major update for Windows Phone 7 that should finally bring cut and paste functions to handsets.
The update, dubbed NoDo, has been cleared for release, according to Microsoft. It should be rolled out to certain handsets over the coming days, although owners of branded handsets may have to wait longer.
Microsoft said the cut and paste function would enable users to copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and documents, and paste it anywhere you can type, including search fields.
Microsoft also claimed the update would bring faster app start up and increased stability, while an upgrade to Windows Phone 7’s Wi-Fi options means the MAC address is now displayed in settings, enabling connections to routers that use MAC Address filtering.
Unbranded handset customers will be able to upgrade as soon as Microsoft sends a signal to their phones - a process that started yesterday - but anyone using a phone sold through carriers might have to wait longer.
"We're working with Microsoft to bring the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update to our HTC HD7 customers as soon as possible," the company told PC Pro in a statement. "We currently expect it to launch in early April."
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk
Copyright © PC Pro, Dennis Publishing
Issue: 331 | September 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.