Windows Phone 7 Update Arrives With 'Copy And Paste'

Software giant Microsoft has begun rolling out the first major update for its Windows Phone 7 platform, which brings critical features like copy & paste and improved app performance.

The company said that the NoDo update will be released globally on a 'staggered schedule' in order to ensure the quality of the update.

The update is expected to bring the highly warranted copy/paste feature to the smartphone platform, allowing users to tap on a text and move arrows to copy and paste it on the phone. Users will be able to copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents and paste it anywhere they can type.

Microsoft additionally brings enhancements to apps and games on the platform, cutting down on the time it takes to start or resume. The company has also improved the Marketplace search function.

“We've streamlined Marketplace search to make it easier to find specific apps, games, or music. Press the Search button in the Apps or Games section of Marketplace and you'll see only apps or games in the results. Press Search in the Music section of Marketplace to search just the music catalog,” the company said in a blog post.

The update also includes WiFi, Outlook, Audio and Camera improvements. When the update is available a message will appear on the phone.