Windows Phone 7 update pulled for Samsung handsets following reports of bricked handsets
The latest Windows Phone 7 update caused nothing but trouble for Microsoft – it didn't bring any major innovations, but it succeeded in bricking some Samsung phones. A day has passed, and Redmond has pulled the update for handsets by Samsung as it looks into the issue.
“In response to this emerging issue, we have temporarily taken down the latest software update for Samsung phones in order to correct the issue and as soon as possible will redistribute the update,” Redmond commented in response to WinRumors. The irony of it all was that the update was a very minor one, supposed to fix the updating process ahead of a bigger update expected in March, which is to bring the much anticipated copy-paste and CDMA support features.
Samsung Omnia 7 owners were affected the most, with many reporting that their phone remained “bricked” after the update. Not all users were affected, but whatever the number of bricked devices is, this definitely looks like a valid reason for pulling the update. Reports showed that after step six of the process, the phones switched off for a reboot only to get stuck afterwards. Hopefully Microsoft can come up with a solution sooner rather than later. Let us know if the issue affected you!