Windows Phone getting update to fix disappearing keyboard and more

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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14 Comments

1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

14. hetero

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 05, 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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

5. jabrecer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

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

8. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

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

10. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

3. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

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

4. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 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).

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

as well the alarm not working! .Thats a huge one!!! Imagine being an hour late for work...

9. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

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

11. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yeah, mine too!!!

7. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

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

12. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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...

13. Alistair

Posts: 19; Member since: May 16, 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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