Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

Summary: Microsoft has begun notifying some Windows Phone 7 users that a new security-focused update for Windows Phone 7 is ready for download.

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Microsoft has begun notifying some Windows Phone 7 users that a new security-focused update for Windows Phone 7 is ready for download.

As MobileTechWorld.com first reported, the "7932" update is being delivered to users, as of May 3. It includes updates to a previously disclosed issue with fradulent third-party digital certificates from Comodo.

Microsoft has revised its security advisory on this issue, noting that the update is beginning to go out to users as of today.

According to the frequently-asked-questions section of the advisory, Windows Phone 7 "customers will receive an on-device notification once the update is available for their phone...will have to connect their phone to a computer and use the Zune PC client or Windows Phone 7 Connector (for Mac) to complete the update process."

Users who don't already have the February and/or NoDo copy-and-paste updates on their Windows Phone 7 devices will get these updates when they get the 7932 update.

"Windows Phone updates are cumulative. When you install the latest update, you’ll also get any previously released update if it’s not already on the device," said a Microsoft spokesperson.

I asked the spokesperson how long Microsoft estimated the rollout process for the latest update might take, given company still has not completed the rollout of the first two updates for all Windows Phone 7 users, due to delays in carrier testing. The spokesperson did not respond to my question.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Mobile OS, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Software

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  • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

    Hell freezes over!!!!
    vhaakmat
    • I think it is the WP7 sales that have frozen over

      The whole update fiasco has turned people away from Windows Phone 7.

      Some analysts say that Microsoft only sold 674,000 units.
      http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/eldar-murtazin-windows-phone-7-sales-disappointing-at-674k

      It is madness that some Windows Phone handsets have been unable to receive any update so far. In November 2010, Microsoft promised that this update would arrive within "weeks". Now it's May 2011, and many are still waiting for any update to arrive.

      It seems that Microsoft is unable to be competitive in mobile.
      Vbitrate
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @zndac
        You retard, Eldar Murtazin made some random ESTIMATE.
        illegaloperation
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @zndac
        probably you may have to improve your reading comprehension. The author gestimated 674,000 units by the end of December 2010, that was 4 months back, http://wmpoweruser.com/674k-windows-phone-7-sales-in-q4-2010-possible/
        It was not some analysts, it was some russian analyst he calculated based on AT&T's quarterly report and he based his calculations basing on that. 674K was just aT&T and there are more carriers worldwide than AT&T carrying WP7.
        Ram U
  • Nice! We will get it in 2012

    Carriers have to test this update so we will see it in 2012... maybe
    paul2011
    • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

      @paul2011

      Nah. It will average to 2012. Everyone will have it withing 3 weeks except AT&T users who will get it in 2017.
      SlithyTove
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @SlithyTove Lmfao i gotta sign in just to tell ya how much that made me laugh :)
        xSteven777x
      • Not really...

        @SlithyTove : not so for Samsung Omnia users. Since that baby was the first of the crop, Microsoft had not vetted well enough the configuration of the hardware, and since Windows Phone 7 s**cks big time on the OS side (Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 R3) there's so much that can be done without jeopardizing the whole thing.
        cosuna
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @SlithyTove

        Well, actually looks like I was wrong...

        I'm a WP7-on-Samsung-on-AT&T user and I just received the update which includes NoDo et all. Went in without a hitch.

        Which means..... wait for it.... MS has, for all practical purposes, actually succeeded in keeping it's user base on one version of the OS.

        Well played MS, well played.
        SlithyTove
    • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

      @paul2011
      Sorry to bust your fun, but we are already receiving the updates including AT&T subscribers, while you still wait for your Android updates.
      Ram U
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @Rama.NET Ding ding!!! And there off!
        xSteven777x
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @Rama.NET - yes but too bad you had to wait 6 months or what ever before you could use a bread-and-butter function such as copy-n-paste. smartphone? i think not
        mickyduncan
  • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

    got all my updates... using samsung focus on att, don't know what any of you are talking about.
    charlesdjones1
    • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

      @charlesdjones1 [i]don't know what any of you are talking about.[/i]

      Didn't you hear, May is Official MS Bashing Month... It doesn't really matter what the facts are. But don't worry, July is Official Apple Bashing Month.
      Badgered
      • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

        @Badgered <br>That's funny, thanks for the laugh! But I'm confused... I thought that for some EVERY MONTH is ms-bashing month... and I've yet to see any real Apple-bashing. On a side note about an iPad2 commercial: "If you ask a child she ( a bit sexist) will probably say it's magical". My rommates first comment: "So that settles it; Steve Jobs IS a child". And to his credit, Apple does make some of the best toys available- just ask my 9 year old niece, she loves her iPad!
        xplorer1959
  • Updates work like a charm on T Mobile HD7

    I've updated my WP7 gem and Updates like a charm on T Mobile HD7, no issues... it just works.

    Biggtech.com
    muzamilw
  • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

    Does any one care? well few users do and I hope they are happy with ugly phone 7
    shellcodes_coder
    • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

      @shellcodes_coder [i]Does any one care?[/i]

      Yes, I'm sure the WP7 Phone users do. But you don't so why again are you taking the time to post a "Does any one care?", post? Really?
      Badgered
    • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

      @shellcodes_coder, ur ugly 1 :-)
      scH4MMER
  • RE: Microsoft begins pushing out Windows Phone 7 security update

    So maybe the final 3 users will now get their No Do update? You know the one that was promised in February, so it is only a little late (almost 3 months). That would mean all 30 users are up to date, woohoo ;)
    Rick_K