Among other improvements in the NoDo update, Microsoft notes faster start and resume times for apps and better category search in the Marketplace (the Windows Phone 7 app store), allowing users to search for specific apps from the phone. Microsoft added a few performance tune-ups as well for Wi-Fi functionality and the Outlook e-mail client (unfortunately, there’s no unified inbox).
For an overview of how copy and paste works on Windows Phone 7, check out this video:
The software patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule; a message will appear on your phone when it’s available. You could be waiting from a few days to a few weeks for the update, as unlocked phones will be the first to receive the update, followed by carrier-branded models. New handsets like the HTC HD7S will come with NoDo preinstalled.
Only the update notification is sent over the air to a phone, so in order to update a Windows Phone 7 phone you need to connect it to your computer and update it via either Zune software or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac.
NoDo is Microsoft’s second patch to Windows Phone 7 after a troublesome update at the beginning of the month that gave headaches to one in 10 users. Another software update is expected later this year code-named Mango, but details are sketchy at the moment over what it will entail.