Microsoft may have been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons recently with regards to the rate software updates were being delivered for its Windows Phone 7 platform, but it would appear that the Redmond giant is doing its best to put all of that behind it as soon as possible. And what better way to do so than to release yet another software update that fixes a few security flaws, as well as delivering a little bonus at the same time?
Here is a tip from us: if you have a smartphone that utilizes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, today will be a good day to dive into the Settings menu in the OS and fire up a search for any downloadable updates that may be available for the device. Apparently, word has it that the Redmond giant has already started rolling out a new Windows Phone 7 update for consumers. However, unlike the previous "No Do" updates which were centred around adding new functionality to the OS's limited feature set, the new update, which is currently known as "7392", is aimed at patching a known security vulnerability with certain " fraudulent third-party digital certificates".
Interestingly, it would seem that Microsoft is also using the "7392" update as a means of delivering the previous "No Do" updates that were reportedly never delivered to many consumers over various "carrier testing" issues. Indeed, the "7392" update's description does mention that applying the patch will also result in the device gaining access to various other features that may have been missed in previous updates. This has also been backed up by Microsoft, which claims that all Windows Phone 7 updates are cumulative by nature, and that the update packages will usually come bundled with previous updates as well.
That being said, it would appear that not all Windows Phone 7-powered handsets will be getting some "7392" love from Microsoft, for MobileTechWorld is claiming that the update is only available for download on HTC, LG and Samsung Focus smartphones, at least for the time being. Well, you cannot expect Microsoft to please everyone, no?