Microsoft Confirms Copy & Paste for Latter Half of March
Microsoft confirmed today via a post to its Windows Phone Blog that the first significant update for its Windows Phone 7 platform — which will add copy and paste, better market search, and other features to WP7 handsets — is now being targeted for dispersal during the second half of March. Microsoft explained that it wants to take some extra time to evaluate the small update it pushed out starting in February to make sure it doesn't see a repeat of the problems that it had with some handsets during the update process. Microsoft says that this small delay won't impact the timely delivery of future WP7 updates. (The next update includes multitasking, a Twitter feature, and a new HTML 5-friendly version of Internet Explorer Mobile.)
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
Microsoft Adds Features to Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft today announced the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which adds several new features to the smartphone platform. To start, the update will expand Cortana's availability outside the U.S.
Microsoft to Sidestep Carriers for Windows 10 Mobile Updates
Microsoft said it plans to take a more active role in making sure the existing base of Windows 10 smartphones has the latest code. The company is taking a page from Apple and will not rely on carriers to deliver operating system updates.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Correction: Microsoft DELAYS Copy&Past for latter half of march..