Microsoft closing down “Where’s My Phone Update?” page, providing 8107 update only to carriers that request it

rage-faceJust when we thought Microsoft was getting cool about updates they turn around and mess everything up again.

According to Mary Jo Foley the much desired 8107 update, which brings a fix for the disappearing keyboard issue, is currently under carrier testing, and will not be made available to everyone.

The official statement reads:

Our engineering team has developed a service release which has been delivered to our carrier partners for their assessment. Details on specific improvements contained in these releases are available via the Windows Phone Update History page.

Today they posted on the Windows Phone Team Blog that the update will be “available to many Windows Phone customers” but that the update will be  “…. available to all carriers that request it,..”

Microsoft will also be closing their Where’s My Phone Update? site and suggests, instead of watching the page, users wait for notifications on their devices.

They note they will continue to roll out firmware and maintenance updates as needed, but “these will be available across the globe—although not everybody will receive or require them.”

It seems to me the keyboard issue is a perfect example of a fix which every device will require, and which should be rolled out urgently everywhere, not just to carriers that want to bother doing the testing.

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