Microsoft Rolls Out First WP7 Update

The first significant update to Windows Phone 7 is being rolled out, Microsoft confirmed.

The update, being referred to as NoDo, brings a copy and paste function to the phones along with simpler navigation of Microsoft's apps marketplace, and improved app performance.

"We've begun to gradually roll out the Copy and Paste update, starting small with customers with open market phones this week. More to come," a Microsoft spokesperson told

The NoDo update has been anticipated for a while but potentially got delayed by issues last month with the first ever update for WP7 that resulted in irreparable damage to some Samsung phones. That update was primarily designed to make future updates easier.

When Windows Phone 7 was first released, developers and users complained that the OS lacked multi-tasking for apps as well as not having a cut and paste function - something the iPhone lacked for some time.

A second update, named Mango, is expected in the second half of the year. That will add multi-tasking and a mobile version of IE9. It will also include strong integration with Twitter and support for Office documents in the cloud.

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