Windows Phone getting update to fix disappearing keyboard and more
posted by Michael H. / Jan 04, 2012, 3:20 PM
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.
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Now the problem is with carriers and not microsoft for new s/w update.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 3:23 PM 0
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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 Jan 05, 2012, 2:25 AM 0
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Huh. Windows phone isn't perfect after all, eh?
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 3:45 PM 0
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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 Jan 04, 2012, 6:15 PM 4
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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 Jan 04, 2012, 4:11 PM 0
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as well the alarm not working! .Thats a huge one!!! Imagine being an hour late for work...
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 4:20 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 9:48 PM 1
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