Microsoft blows Windows Phone update, again

Don't touch that Zune

Samsung users who held off updating after hearing about the problems last time are being told to hold off again as the fixed fix isn't really fixed at all.

This time it seems that owners of the Samsung Omnia 7 are OK as long as they've got 4GB of memory free, but any less than that and the updating process chokes with an error numbered "800705B4", but at least no one is reporting bricked handsets this time.

The first update to Windows Phone 7, just a series of tweaks and improvements to the update process, was released last month, but didn't install properly on some Samsung Omnia 7 handsets. This fixed update was supposed to resolve that, but it seems that the fix isn't as fixed as it should be.

So the official advice, as posted to the supporting Twitter feed, is to hold off updating while Microsoft investigates.

Last time we suggested that Microsoft had deliberately put out a rather dull update to test the updating process, if that's the case here then the time for testing is past and now it's getting embarrassing... To paraphrase the good Mr Wilde: To fluff one update, Mr Ballmer, may be regarded as a misfortune; to fluff both looks like carelessness. ®

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