Will Mango Mark The Return Of The WP7 Data Leak?

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Back in the early days of Windows Phone 7, some users of the then-nascent operating system noticed that their smartphones were consuming a whole lot more data than their usage patterns could explain. After some detective work and network traffic analysis, the culprit turned out to be the interaction between Yahoo Mail servers and WP7, using far more data than necessary when syncing messages. That leak has since been plugged, but is there a chance that we could see it, or something like it, return for Mango?

Right now all we have are unconfirmed reports; we’d like to see a whole lot more anecdotal evidence before saying that a data leak has returned, and especially get a look at some network logs. At least one user notes that after upgrading to the latest Mango beta release, he saw some alarming data usage, to the tune of hundreds of megabytes per day.

There’s a lot going on in Mango, so this could be just user unfamiliarity with some of its features, like podcast sync support, that consume a lot of data. For anyone who’s been trying out the beta, how has it affected your data consumption? Have you noticed any spikes that you can’t explain?

Source: WMPoweruser

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!