Owners of Windows Phone 7 devices are starting to receive notifications that the first major update of the operating system, which includes the much anticipated ability to copy and paste text, is now available to download and install.
Microsoft explained that the feature offers the ability to copy any form of text on the device and then paste it in text messages, emails and documents.
"Copy just about any kind of text on your phone and paste it anywhere you can type. You can copy text in two ways: highlighting the text or using the menu option. You can also paste text you've copied more than once," it added.
The 'NoDo' update provides other improvements including faster loading times for applications and games, improved Marketplace search and more detailed information on Wi-Fi connections.
Microsoft also claimed that it has improved integration with Facebook, made switching between camera and video modes more stable, and updated the audio quality of calls made over Bluetooth headsets.
The update also includes software from Windows Phone device manufacturers, such as HTC and Samsung, to improve the performance of specific models, but Microsoft did not specify these devices.
V3.co.uk contacted Microsoft for more information on these device-specific updates but had not recieved a reply at the time of publication.
A second major update is expected later this year that will upgrade the system's browser to the desktop version of Internet Explorer 9, and vastly improve the ability to run multiple applications at once, as revealed at Mobile World Congress.
Microsoft will be hoping that the update goes smoothly after its first minor update, designed to prepare devices for this update, caused some Samsung devices to 'brick'.
V3.co.co will download the application when it's available, and will post a review of the new features as soon as possible.
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