Update Scuppered Samsung Omnia Phones
The issue came to light when customers were updating their handsets and they simply stopped working properly.
Tweeting, one customer said: “Update has bricked my Omnia 7 (Restoration Error C101002E). What do I do now?” The Windows Phone 7 account message on the smartphone suggested returning the device to the shop from which it was purchased.
Another customer also hade a problem and received a reply from Samsung who said: “Yes…We are looking into this issue.”
Microsoft has always known their Windows software on computers was never perfect. In fact it was criticised when first released. However until now the smartphone version has not had that many problems.
The bug in the update must therefore have been quite serious to have affected a lot of mobile phones.
Meanwhile, Android has also run into difficulties of its own.
It seems a developer successfully managed to install Honeycomb onto the Google Nexus One, only to find it completely useless. In short, it didn’t work and the Nexus One was no longer able to make calls.
This ‘experiment’ appears to demonstrate the difficulties which Android developers are finding in trying to merge two platforms created for different mobile technologies – tablet and smartphone, Honeycombe was in fact developed for Android powered tablet devices.
That said another developer did manage to make the WiFi, camera, Bluetooth, accelerometer and sound work. So the merge might not be to far away.