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 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.
Windows 10 for PCs Lands July 29; No Word On Mobile
Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to PCs and tablets on July 29. Most hardware running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 should be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
Windows 10 Mobile Arrives for Some Older Handsets
Microsoft has begun making Windows 10 Mobile available to older smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft first expected to release the platform in November or December of last year, but pushed the update to the first quarter.
Correction: Microsoft DELAYS Copy&Past for latter half of march..