Windows Phone 7 build 7.10.8107.79 roll out started get it now and update manually

Microsoft has started to roll out a new Windows Phone 7 update build 7.10.8107.79 yesterday which contains the following fixes:

On-screen keyboard. Fixes an issue to prevent the keyboard from disappearing during typing.

Email. Fixes a Google mail syncing issue.

Location. Fixes a location access issue. With this fix, the Me feature in the People Hub sends anonymous information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers to Microsoft only if you agree to allow the Check In function to access and use location information.

Security. Revokes digital certificates from DigiCert Sdn Bhd to address an encryption issue.

Email threads. Fixes an email issue related to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. With this fix, when you reply to or forward a message, the original message is now included in your response.

Voicemail. Fixes a voicemail notification display issue that occurs on some European and Asian networks under certain conditions.

If you can’t or don’t want to wait until you receive the update notification simply download the CAB file from the links below and update your handset handset manually by following the simple instructions.

UPDATE: The update process is apparently failing if the handset isn’t already running build 7740 (and running 7720 instead). Needs confirmation though… Here’s the 7720 to 7740 update CAB just in case:

OS UPDATE 7720 to 7740:

UPDATE 2: If your Phone App and Settings no longer work simple flash the correct languages pack and they should be back.

UPDATE 3: To restore the Internet Sharing feature on your Samsung Omnia 7 silply go to the following registry tree:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services\ICS] and change the “UserProcGroup”= dword:20 <- value to “5″ (instead of “20″ here)

OS UPDATE 7.10.8107.79:

Language packs:

Chinese (traditional) (0404):

Czech (0405):

Danish (0406):

German (0407):

Greek (0408):

English – United States (0409):

Finnish (040B):

French (040C):

Hungarian (040E):

Italian (0410):

Japanese (0411):

Korean (0412):

Dutch (0413):

Norwegian (0414):

Polish (0415):

Portuguese – Brazil (0416):

Russian (0419):

Swedish (041D):

Chinese (simplified) (0804):

English – United Kingdom (0809):

Portuguese – Portugal (0816):

Spanish (0C0A):

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AT&T to showcase Qualcomm powered Windows 8 4G LTE tablet next week

AT&T’s 2012 developer summit which is taking place in Las Vegas right before CES is full of interesting session this year. One in particular session caught my attention because it is related to Windows 8 and Qualcomm’s SoCs.

A Metro Style Hemiā„¢ – Windows 8 tablets super charged with 4G LTE – 3:30 – 4:15

Attend this session and see how to transform the higher speed and lower latency of LTE into an amazing user experience. First, learn from Qualcomm about the power of their Snapdragon chip, and how developers can tap into the Snapdragon Developer Program to create rich Windows 8 apps that help deliver differentiated consumer experiences that capitalize on LTE’s potential. Then see how the intuitive elegance of Windows 8′s Metro-style application design has been layered over this horsepower. Finally, hear how standalone applications can be transformed on this powerful platform, converting independent programs into streamlined, integrated live tiles. Opportunities abound in this session for developers of connected apps; discover how AT&T and Microsoft are working to make developing connected applications easier.

Based on this description it’s safe to assume that AT&T and Qualcomm are going to showcase a working Windows 8 tablet powered by a Snapdragon S4 Krait SoC next week and I would assume that we are also going to hear some things related to Win8 tablets out of CES in the following days. The wording of this description also confirms that AT&T is going to be a windows 8 launch partner in the US same as for Windows Phone (there’s also a Nokia dev session on the same day..but we already knew that the AT&T version of the Lumia 800 is a go).

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