Windows Phone Update Now Arriving to Fix Keyboard, Privacy Bugs

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Back in October, we told you about some reports that were coming in from Windows Phone users that the recent Mango update had left them with a misbehaving on-screen keyboard. It would up and disappear while you were in the middle of typing something, or just refuse to come out of hiding in the first place. We heard that Microsoft was well-aware of the issue, and was investigating it in hopes of delivering a fix in a future Windows Phone update. It may have taken the better part of three months, but that fix is finally starting to arrive, as part of Windows Phone build 8107.79.

The highlight of this release is the keyboard fix. Microsoft notes that it should prevent the keyboard from doing its disappearing act while in-use, but doesn’t mention anything about issues with getting to initially show-up. Considering how much time Microsoft has had to work on this, though, we’re optimistic that the update solves the gamut of current keyboard problems.

Beyond that bugfix, you can also look forward to Microsoft closing a new location-disclosing privacy hole that popped-up in Mango. After correcting the initial problem with the Camera app, a new vulnerability was discovered in the People Hub. This build should hopefully help put all that mess behind us.

So far, 8107 has been spotted going out to LG Optimus 7 owners in Europe. Look for it to come to the rest of the Windows Phone family in the near future.

Source: The Verge

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