Yesterday we heard from Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore about a number of changes in the works for Windows Phone, including the note that the company was working on doing something about the situation with “other” files. Users have been frustrated at having little control over how their phones treat this temporary storage, both increasing and decreasing without their interaction. Now we might just know how that change will arrive, upon a new firmware for the Lumia 920 including the option to both manually and automatically clear out these temp files.
Granted, while that doesn’t give you full, transparent reign over “other” files, being able to wipe them easily at least restores control over just how much storage space remains on your Windows Phone handset.
For the moment, it isn’t clear if this is a Nokia-specific fix, and if Microsoft might have its own way of delivering a similar solution to other Windows Phone users, but it’s clearly present on 920 firmware 1232.5957.1308.1004, now available through the Nokia Care Suite.