HD7 ‘NoDo’ Update Coming Soon?

As some of you may be aware, Microsoft has been promising this so called “NoDo” update for some time, and it still hasn’t been released to the masses.  It’s becoming a problem, much like that of Samsung’s Android update problems (I won’t even go there).  So find me a little bit irritated to not have this update on my phone and then catch wind of the update process, which doesn’t match what I was expecting.  Either way, it looks like the two WP7 phones that work on T-Mobile, HD7 and Dell Venue Pro, are both past the testing stage and are now in scheduling, which means we should see an update within 10 days.  It’s not what we want, but it sure is something to go off of.  I don’t know about you, but I think Microsoft really needs to put some pressure on the right people to get this update pushed out as soon as possible because I don’t want to experience this irritation again come the next big update.

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  • Anonymous

    at least you know there doing something unlike some companies.

    • Anonymous

      they’re *

  • Anonymous

    meh…not android so……yea

    better get yourself a G2x….as youve been anticipating

  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ online stores

    Haven’t gotten it yet, on an LG Quantum so I don’t think so there is any update

  • Senor Chang

    I know its trollish to post the same thing over and over, but I can’t help and reiterate that the G1′s first update came 6 months after it’s release and Iphone didn’t get copy/paste for TWO YEARS.

    Here, WP7′s first updated may actually finally come 5 months after release and included copy/paste.

    Assuming they make it within the 5 month mark, WP7 is actually doing slightly better… though I am disappointed that updates just aren’t pushed through the Zune software sync.

  • Senor Chang

    I know its trollish to post the same thing over and over, but I can’t help and reiterate that the G1′s first update came 6 months after it’s release and Iphone didn’t get copy/paste for TWO YEARS.

    Here, WP7′s first updated may actually finally come 5 months after release and included copy/paste.

    Assuming they make it within the 5 month mark, WP7 is actually doing slightly better… though I am disappointed that updates just aren’t pushed through the Zune software sync.

    • Farhan

      Depends on how you look at it. One can always say that MS learned from the other two because that should be … well.. the obvious thing to do. At the end of the day however, it doesn’t change the fact that WP7 is not making as much of a dent on iOS and Android as MS had hoped it would.

      • ATL Guy

        Android didnt make much of a dent either when it first came out.

  • http://twitter.com/domineus Malcolm Williams

    Andrew you could’ve been had the update heck I have the update and while not tmaybe carrier doesn’t matter. I have an hd7 running nodo with T mobile highspeed 4g…nuff said =)

  • Anonymous

    people actually own and use windows phone?really?

    • ATL Guy

      That is what Apple users said when the G1 came out.

      • Anonymous

        good one but WP would NEVER get where Android is now.

  • http://twitter.com/rdubmu Robert

    It may take a few weeks after scheduling, once it says ready for deliver…customers will get them in batches.

  • VZWwillstealTMO

    I have a G2 and am waiting…..

    Who care though.

    Just check VZW and their data plan is only 80 for 10!! Discount it down with a line and it is cheaper.

    What is all this fretting about the data plan.

    And its real 4-6 not the 2-3 that we get.

    The mifi will be here soon and I will XOOM.

  • ATL Guy

    Jesus christ what is with all the Android fanbabies crying on this thread?
    Get a F’n life and this is coming from an original G1 and now mytouch 4g user.

  • ATL Guy

    Has anyone gone from Android to WP7?
    I am curious as to your thoughts and experiences.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve used several Android phones, including the G1 (got it launch day), the Nexus One, and the Atrix. I got a Samsung Focus out of curiosity, and have since sold it on ebay. I’ve got a review up on my page if you would like to see why http://www.transdgtl.com/2011/03/samsung-focus-review.html . But to put it shortly, it lacks the polish of a seasoned OS. If you like making your phone your own, the tiles and bland menus will get old quickly.

    • Philosoraptor

      My 2 phones before my HD7 were a Motorola Cliq and MyTouch Slide. So here is my long post on WP7, which is really good in my opinion.

      Copy/Paste — I honestly never used it so it’s not a issue for me. Coming with update.

      Apps — Most are less glitchy in WP7 (no force close). Some Apps are slow but the update is supposed to help with that. They’re more expensive than Android apps but that’s the thing with being an early adopter. I have all the Apps I used in Android on WP7 except my banking app. The Xbox Live games here are much better than anything I had seen on Andriod.

      Web — Internet Explorer on WP7 is really good. Pinch to Zoom is awesome. No Flash, but not a deal breaker with me. So I don’t see flash ads, oh no :p

      Music Player — It’s leaps and bounds ahead of Android. I sync up with your PC quick and easy, even on wireless. To do that kind of sync in Andriod I had to download a paid app because doubletwist was extremely slow.

      Lack of FFC — not a deal breaker for me since I don’t have anyone I would want to “face chat” with anyway.

      User Interface — in my opinion the WP7 UI is great. It’s what caught my eye and I just loved playing with it in the store. I got a little tired of moving my icons and widgets around in Andriod where I was never happy with my layout. WP7 really cured that for me.

      Keyboard — No swype. I really missed it for the first week but then got really good at typing on the HD7′s large screen. I don’t miss it anymore, but would it be nice to have again? Sure. Again not a deal breaker for me. Auto correct is really good here.

      Outlook / Office — really good. I can open up and play with spreadsheets on my phone and outlooks behaves and looks much better on this phone than it did on Android.

      Misc issues — You only have LED notifications for missed calls, not for missed texts. I am not sure if this is fixed in the update. It’s up to you if that annoys you much. To me it doesn’t since my phone sits on my desk at work so I see the screen light up with a get a text. The lock/unlock button is on the top of the phone and takes some getting used to. Camera always resets to default settings. No tethering. Can’t connect to hidden wireless points. Reception isn’t as great as other phone but I read the update fixes it.

      Again these are just my opinions. If you’re on the fence just get it and if you don’t like it return before 14 days.

      • Tree Frogs

        I’m going to agree with you for sure. I have owned a G1, MT3G, 3G Slide, Vibrant, Cliq 2 and used others and haven’t missed the “force close” errors that android always had. The WP7 UI is super smooth and just works. The music player in WP7 as mentioned is amazing. I prefer the android browser over WP7 regardless of flash but anticipate improvements.

  • da9th_one

    what is the “nodo” update supposed to fix/add to the devices…??? this poorly written article (rant) didn’t include any useful information that would elaborate on this issue…no links to prior articles where detail of the update were discussed in depth…even clicking the “software update” tag yields no results…this is a trash article…two thumbs up…your bum hole…

  • Iceman721

    Is WP7 perfect? No…but news flash neither is IOS or Android. MS is late to the party as usual but there are things they have gotten right with this new OS. The interface is very good. Its very smooth, not as many freeze up and glitches as Android.I left Windows Mobile and have been with Android from Day 1. As much as I like Android I can also be objective about its strengths & weaknesses. As a former Windows Mobile user 6.0 & 6.5 the old OS were HORRIBLE. 7 is much better and is a ground up build.

    MS must push out the updates in a frequent manner and they must work the 1st time. The expectations are higher now than when IOS & Android debuted. Its the price you pay for coming to the market this late. Get this update out and work on more customization of the OS. The colors, backgrounds, ring tones, notifications, etc. Continue to work with app developers to get the best app’s (not the garbage) on the platform.

    Push the hardware developers as well to build a real superphone for the OS. Let’s say a dual core, 16gb internal memory, 32GB micro SD card expandable, SuperAMOLED 4 inch screen with front & rear facing camera’s & good battery life with 4G capability! Add to that both a version for CDMA networks (Verizon/Sprint) & a GSM model (T-mob/ATT). I promise you will see more sales then. A good part of the problem now is that the devices out there for WP7 are not cutting edge and hardware is just as important as the software.

    As soon as WP7 pushes a device like that out I will seriously consider coming back from Android…..I’m waiting Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/Invader_Phlegm Invader Phlegm

    It could be worse, Andrew. Microsoft could have just rushed out an update weeks ago that does not work at all, without patches and crap that would take more updates and weeks more time to get out. No doubt at which point you’d wine and complain about that too.

    The Internets = there is just no pleasing some people.