Microsoft has released the first update to its mobile operating system. But don’t get too excited – the real revamp is still a way off. Microsoft has this week unveiled the first update to its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. However, users still have some time to wait until the meaty changes come into force.
Last week at Mobile World Congress, chief executive of Microsoft Steve Ballmer revealed multitasking and a mobile optimised version of the company’s browser, Internet Explorer 9, would be making its way onto Windows Phone 7-based handsets.
“This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself,” wrote Michael Stroh, technology writer at Microsoft, on the Windows Phone blog.
“So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search.”
The update began going out yesterday and will need to be accessed by plugging your handset into your computer via USB. Microsoft has provided how-to guides and troubleshooting articles for its phone updates here.
The update users have been “waiting for” still lacks a solid release date but Stroh said it would be “coming soon.”