at&t Windows Phones Updating Now

WindowsPhoneLogoI couldn’t wait when I arrived home today… My phone (at&t’s Samsung Focus) had indicated that I had a pending update. So I fired up Zune Software with my phone freshly synced. It took me about one hour to go through both updates. Please note that the documentation said not everyone would get both updates back to back. I tested the whole phone end to end, just to make sure it would all work. The new update process creates a backup of your phone prior to updating it… so if something is not right, it will let you rollback to the previous version, no questions asked. Everything works like a charm so far and I have no complaints.

attlogoJust as I reported a few days ago, those who are on at&t’s network and have either the Samsung Focus or the LG Quantum started getting the notification on their phones. The Where’s My Phone? webpage has already been updated to show that the updates are being delivered. The HTC Surround unfortunately is still in “Testing”. No word on when they will start receiving their updates though.

I have not yet received any additional features and apps offered by at&t. I cannot say I am tempted to try the Contacts app, since I don’t think it will add any benefit to my current setup, but I am interested in receiving the WISPr protocol. I am not sure if it will work with an app or transparently on my phone. I looked it up on my Windows Phone’s settings and there was no mention of this new protocol anywhere and I had no new applications installed, nor did I find those apps in the at&t special section of the Marketplace.

Everything is working just fine so far… I will report if anything else comes up.


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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].