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Windows Phone getting update to fix disappearing keyboard and more

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Windows Phone getting update to fix disappearing keyboard and more
Windows Phone is getting another maintenance fix that will squash a number of bugs in the OS, but we still have to wait and see whether or not US carriers will push the update to users. Last month, Microsoft issued a minor maintenance update with Windows Phone build 7740 (Mango is build 7720), which had fixes for Exchange 2003 e-mail support and voicemail notification issues, but US carriers never pushed the update to users.

This new update is build 8107, which includes the 7740 updates, but adds a whole mess of new fixes, including: fixing the bug which caused the keyboard to disappear from the screen, improving syncing with Gmail, and it revokes certificates issued by DigiCert which were causing an encryption problem. There is also a fix to a location service, but the changelog has been translated from Italian, so it's hard to tell exactly what is being fixed with it. The direct translation reads: "It solves a problem of access to the location. After the upgrade, the function IO hub sends to Microsoft anonymous information contact the Wi-Fi access points and antennas for mobile phones in the vicinity, only if you have allowed access to and use of location information from part of the 'I'm here.'" This makes it sound like the phone was sending your location anonymously, but without permission after an upgrade, but now it will only do so if you've agreed to the location access. 

This is making for a pretty sizeable update, so we certainly hope that US carriers get on the ball and push this one out. In the meantime, it seems to be rolling out to some carriers in Europe now. 

source: Plaffo via WPCentral

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 15:23

1. hunted (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Now the problem is with carriers and not microsoft for new s/w update.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 02:25

14. hetero (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


as one of the few hetero men on this site i feel the need 2 point out that only hardcore nerds will bother spending hours to install the last 2 updates by microsoft...we need more themes/sms backups/adobe flash not these crappy updates

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 15:45

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Huh. Windows phone isn't perfect after all, eh?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:17 3

5. jabrecer (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Did somebody say that? I guess you're confusing WP with iPhone!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:02 1

8. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Wow dude... Really? That bug appeared twice as I recall ... sure it isn't "perfect"... I will just sa: Haters gonna hate.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:15 4

10. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sniggly, Sniggly,..... of COURSE it is perfect. These are pretend problems installed on purpose just to make Android users feel better. Now, they fix the pretend problems with a pretend update and carry on without the burden of completely spotless record, and Android users do not feel trampled on. Win/win.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:09

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


they better fix the audio disappearing for no reason on the focus, as well the alarm not working!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:11

4. Penny (Posts: 1128; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


The only bug I've experienced among those mentioned was the disappearing keyboard one, which didn't occur often enough for me to really be annoyed by it. I was wondering why I hadn't gotten the 7740 update though, so it's good to know that the U.S. carriers have our best interests at heart (/s).

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:20 1

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


as well the alarm not working!

.Thats a huge one!!!

Imagine being an hour late for work...

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:03 1

9. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


WoW! Mine is working fine!!! What a bug!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 21:07

11. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


yeah, mine too!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 16:23

7. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


i am interop unlocked, any chance i can install those updates?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 21:13

12. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Have just connected my phone to Zune and it tells me there is no update. Yeah right, my server loves me and has my best interest at heart...

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 21:48 1

13. Alistair (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 May 2011)


I have had my HTC surround since day one and haven't had a problem with the mango update yet. When it comes to an alarm, that's why clocks were made I know it's a little low tech by they seem to work without an update. I would like to see if this changes anything at all with my phone.

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