Third WP7 update coming May 3

Third WP7 update coming May 3

Microsoft is set to release its third update for Windows Phone 7 at the beginning of May, according to Slashgear. The update, expected on May 3 to be specific, will address some security concerns that recently came to light.

Security authority Comodo recently told Microsoft it had issued nine certificates “without sufficiently validating” the third parties. Oops. Ultimately the fraudulent certificates could be used for spoofing or phishing attacks.

The issue has been addressed with a patch for desktop users, but Windows Phone 7 users are still at risk.

The first Windows Phone 7 update was more of a pre-update, and reportedly bricked a number of Samsung phones. The second update, NoDo, finally introduced copy & paste, five months after the operating system hit the market.

The next big update, Mango, is expected at the end of 2011 or early 2012. It’ll bring multitasking and IE9 with partial HTML 5 support.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2011 at 12:30

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2011 at 12:35

IE9 'with partial html 5 support'? Is it also 'partial' multi-tasking (like, you can use an app while changing the speaker volume?)?
Microsoft have no shame.

panoslon  Apr. 20, 2011 at 14:13

WP7 is already multi-tasking, it doesn't allow third party multi-tasking yet. It will do better than any other platform with mango in Sep

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2011 at 15:58

Mango is coming in September?

Monkey nuts 2  Apr. 20, 2011 at 17:12

Hang on, my Omnia 7 hasn't had its first update yet!

XianZOmby  Apr. 22, 2011 at 21:41

I'm a MS lover. And I bought a WP7 phone, because like Mulder, I wanted to believe. But, I'm sad to say, MS -- when it's time to get a new phone, I'm going to have to go Android or something else (but NEVER iPhone.) I'll still love you big MS. I'll still anticipate the next release of Office, and IE, and Windows. I'll always lay with MS. But the phone has to sleep outside behind the barn.

observer2121  Apr. 25, 2011 at 05:58

I am happy with my HD7, the phone is great, my only gripe is that there is no Swype.


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