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Microsoft plays down Windows Phone 7 update gaffe

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Microsoft plays down Windows Phone 7 update gaffe

Problems with this week’s update for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handsets have been exaggerated, Microsoft has claimed.

Pushed out on February 22nd, the low-key OS bump was intended to clear the way for a more major software upgrade which is set to arrive soon.

However, within a matter of hours of the recent update landing, a slew of Samsung Omnia 7 owners reported it had rendered their mobiles completely inoperable.

Responding to the story today, Microsoft developer Michael Stroh sought to play down the issue, claiming that only a small proportion of users experienced problems.

He stated: "Contrary to some of the gloomy headlines out there, our preliminary internal data paints a very different picture about update progress.

"Ninety per cent of people who've received an update notification have installed the new software patch successfully. So when your turn to download it arrives, chances are good this will be a non-event."

The second scheduled update is to bring Copy and paste to WP 7 smartphones, along with slicker multitasking and Internet Explorer 9.

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