Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handset owners will finally get the first significant operating system update in the next few weeks, Microsoft has pledged.
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WP7 users got an incremental update earlier this month. But this platform bump is much more of an event and is set to add copy and paste to smarties running the OS, as well as Internet Explorer 9, plus cloud integration for Microsoft Office.
To say it’s been a long time coming, though, is a hulking understatement. Microsoft initially pledged to push out the update way back in January, before promising it’d almost certainly hit in early March.
However, it now looks like the long, long wait could be over – if a blog courtesy of Microsoft’s French PR team is to believed, that is.
The post stated: “We are delighted to share with you that this update will be available for the second half of March through your Zune software.
“A notification will be pushed on all Windows 7 phones. The update includes performance improvements and copy and paste."
It’s not clear yet what’s causing the delay. But we hope that it’s just down to some rigorous testing. A bit more of that was certainly called for earlier this month when the minor OS revamp bricked a number of handsets.