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I was wrong, and gladly so

September 27, 2011 | 3

In case you hadn’t notice today Microsoft has managed to pull off what many people, myself included, thought would be impossible - the global roll-out of the Mango update for Windows Phone.

With the exception of of Spain, and a few models of Windows Phone on some carriers, Mango started rolling out around the world starting at 10:00AM PST and so far I have not seen a single report of any problems. None. Nada.

This is a far cry from the fiasco that was the NoDo update release and something that I didn’t think would happen. In fact I have written a number of times, and talked about on the podcast, how I thought that as much as Microsoft might have good intentions when it came to getting the Mango update out smoothly I didn’t think that it would happen.

My reasons for this was that having a smooth roll-out for all Windows Phone users required the participation of the carriers and given their penchant for dragging their feet when it comes to updating anything I didn’t believe that the Mango roll-out would be any different. Read More

Telus says Mango “coming” to Canadian Windows Phone users

September 20, 2011 | 1

I have been on the pessimistic side when it comes to the carriers rolling out the Mango update to Windows Phone but is seems that Telus Canada is prepping up for the roll-out; and it seems we may just see it before the end of the month. Read More

Living With Mango

August 10, 2011 | 1

On July 27th, a Release Candidate build of Windows Phone Mango became available to developers. Thanks to DreamSpark, I am considered a developer, and went through the process of updating my Samsung Focus to build 7712. Steven asked me if I wanted to write about the experience (both of upgrading and how the phone works [...]Read More

If you thought Ninite was the best gift for Windows users wait until you use Ninite Updater

July 21, 2011 | 4

Ninite Web Installer

One of the all time most popular posts here at WinExtra was a post that I originally did back in March of 2010 about a great service for Windows users called Ninite. Between then and now that post has seen 170,000 + views, 156,000 StumbleUpons (you guys rock) and 270 Facebook Likes, so yes it is a very popular post but it wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for the fact that Ninite is a fantastic product. Read More

LG pushing out an update for their Optimus 7 Windows Phone

July 20, 2011 | 5

Well lookie here folks.

It seems like LG has pushed me out an update for Optimus 7 Windows Phone which is installing right now. Read More

Microsoft looking to improve Marketplace quality with updated guidelines

May 7, 2011 | 1

There might be 16,000 plus apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace but Microsoft is looking to improve the user experience when it comes to those apps with a recent updating of its Marketplace guidelines. The major one in my opinion is that apps can no longer just be links to web pages but here is [...]Read More

Windows Phone 7 Post-Nodo Security Updates Rolls Out

May 3, 2011 | 1

Paul Thurrott is equating the event as being a miracle but the fact is that Microsoft has started rolling out an update today to address the SSL security issue that was discovered a little while back. As well you can see in the image of my update screen in Zune that this update also includes [...]Read More

Emergency fix coming in 3 days to fix Windows Phone 7 update problems

February 22, 2011 | 1

Yesterday we reported how some Windows Phone 7 users were experiencing problems with the first update to be pushed out for WP7, notably two specific models of Samsung handsets. Apparently there were cases where the bricking of the phones was so bad that owners had to get replacements from their carrier. Word is, via WPCentral, [...]Read More