Windows Phone 7’s Upcoming Updates

The first release of Windows Phone 7 was only the beginning. The team’s been listening to phone users and responding by working on improvements to our phone OS. You’re going to see the results of their work over the next few months in the form of updates, some of which are listed below:

  • Copy and PasteTwo women, one wearing a "Copy / ctrl + V" T-shirt, the other wearing a "Paste / ctrl + V" t-shirt
    This is one feature that users have been asking for, and it’s coming soon. You’ll be able to tap a word, slide your finger to highlight any additional text and then tap the Copy icon to copy your selection. You can then paste the copy by tapping the destination spot, then tapping the Paste icon.
  • Faster Launch and Resume Times
    Nobody likes to wait for an app to start (or restart after an interruption), and one of the soon-to-come improvements is shorter waits for app launch and resume.
  • Better Marketplace Search
    Search in Windows Phone’s Marketplace has been improved so that it’s easier to find the apps, games or music you’re looking for.

These updates, announced today on the Windows Phone 7 Updates page, will be easy to get. Your Windows Phone will notify you when they’re available (assuming you haven’t turned this feature off). You then use the Zune software (it’s free) to download and install the update to your phone.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.