Universal availability of the copy-and-paste update to Windows Phone 7, codenamed NoDo, is almost here, according to Microsoft’s latest schedule update. The final unpatched phone available in the US market, the HTC Surround sold by AT&T should start to receive its updates within the next ten business days.The network’s other two handsets, the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum, have been receiving updates since last week.
European carrier Deutsche Telekom (which includes T-Mobile UK) has at last finished its testing, as has Australian carrier Optus. Updates from phones on these networks should also appear within the next ten business days or so. This leaves only two carriers still delaying the updates due to “testing”: Telefonica, in Spain, and Telstra, in Australia.
The next patch for the operating system is already on the horizon. Currently believed to be shipping on May 3rd, Microsoft is due to roll out a fix for the bogus certificates issued by Comodo in March. This much-needed update highlights the difficulties Microsoft is having with shipping Windows Phone updates in a timely manner: the corresponding update for desktop Windows was delivered on March 23rd, just a week after the company was notified of the problem by Comodo.