So, Microsoft in an effort for transparency, set up a web tool that answers the question, "Where's my phone update?"
First you check your country, then you see a list of Windows Phones and
the status of the update, which could be in testing, in
scheduling, or in the process of delivering an update.
The HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus are all in the test phase. The Dell Venue Pro and HTC HD7
are in the scheduling phase for the Febraury and March updates. How
they can still be scheduling updates in February is confusing from
a transparency stand point, but it is helpful nonetheless. In February,
the February update for the Samsung Focus was stopped due to trouble,
and users were directed to use the troubleshooter.
February update gets the Windows Phones ready for the full March update
with lots of features including, copy/paste and improvements to
apps/games, Marketplace search, Outlook, messaging, camera, and audio.
The update adds Facebook integration.
To check to see if an update is available:
- On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Settings > Phone update.
- To make sure you're notified in the future, select "Notify me when new updates are found" check box.
If the Microsoft Phone update schedule is correct, only HTC Arrive customers won't need update. The HTC Arrive was released on March 20, which is good news because it lets us know that the update works at least on one Windows Phone.
See Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Comparison Chart.