You may recall that Microsoft was surprised to discover that Samsung had secretly shipped a number of Focus firmware versions, some of which have caused problems over time with various Windows Phone software updates. The most problematic of these firmware versions, v1.4, is responsible for causing a handful of Windows Phone users to not yet receive any Windows Phone update so far this year, including 7008 (the “pre-update”) and 7390 (“No Donuts,” or “NoDo”). But now Microsoft reports, finally, that’s changing:
Updates for the Samsung Focus v.1.4 at ATT have been tested. We’re now expediting scheduling.
When the update is ready for your phone you will receive an alert, then you connect your phone to your PC to download and install the new software. You’ll receive 2 back-to-back notifications. The first is for the 7008 update. Once installed, you can then immediately update to 7392 (which will also include the 7390 “copy and paste” update).
I assume this stuff will be completely sorted out by Mango, but then that raises another interesting issue. The previously released updates have been extremely minor, and many wireless carriers held up delivery of them for quite some time. What’s it going to be like when a truly decent update like Mango ships?