Windows Phone 7 gets mini update

Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has unveiled the first update to its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

But users still have some time to wait until the meaty changes come into force.

Last week at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer revealed multitasking and a mobile optimised version of the company's browser, Internet Explorer 9, would be making its way onto Windows Phone 7-based handsets.

However, this first update is on a much smaller scale.

"This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself," wrote Michael Stroh, technology writer at Microsoft, on the Windows Phone blog.

"So while it might not sound exciting, it's still important because it's paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search."

The update is available now but the main refresh users are waiting for still lacks a solid release dat. Stroh said it would be "coming soon."

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