Microsoft was holding back updates to have a staggered update process so only 50% of the phones that were ready to get updates were being triggered. That wall is now down. If the phone is ready, all phones will now receive update notifications. Of course, in the US that still leaves the Dell Venue Pro (which is in the Planning stage) and the Focus v1.4 (which is still in testing). On top of that there are firmware updates coming out.

Next week we’ll start delivering some model-specific “firmware” from handset makers, so don’t be alarmed if you receive an additional update notification on your phone. These updates are designed to activate new Windows Phone 7.5 features or improve your phone’s performance. Not everybody will receive or require one: It all depends on your country, carrier, and phone model.

So it sounds like some radio or drivers but more likely it will unlike internet sharing and visual voicemail based on your carrier.

You can read it all here. Once again, they’re releasing this faster than scheduled. Now if only there were new hardware to go along with it…


  1. I really hope Samsung fixes the Bluetooth volume in the Focus and Omnia 7 with this update. I had to roll back to 2103.11.3.3 from 2103.11.8.1 because they reduced the volume for Bluetooth when out of a call (affects SMS text-to-speech and TellMe services) so low that I cannot use them with my in-car Bluetooth anymore. If the new firmware update does not fix this, I will forego Internet Sharing and Visual Voicemail. This is too important of a bug to go neglected for months, else I will have to take a serious look at Nokia or HTC over Samsung when it comes time to replace my Samsung Focus.

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