No, We Are Not Done With Updates

WindowsPhoneOSLogoI am not going to complain, especially because this means that we’ll be getting bug fixes, new functionality, etc… but if the information I came across is correct, then we are going to have a series of minor updates BEFORE we get the Windows Phone OS 7.5 Update (formerly known as Mango). The most recent unofficial announcement came to me indicating that the next small update will correct a small issue with SSL that was uncovered. This issue affects all computers, all browsers, all implementations of SSL.

The main reason for this fix being required was that some fraudulent digital certificates (what certifies website A is really website A and not some malicious website spoofing the URL). This obviously affects everyone (including Windows Phone OS and all other devices, PCs, Macs, Linux systems, Servers, etc) and the update on the PC side was issued only five days (yes, 5 days) after the announcement. Since then an “SSL Update” has been mentioned.

Some say that because there so many delays, that we should sit back and wait a few months for this seemingly quick fix. In my case, I think that if at&t and the manufacturers want to regain some credibility that was lost during the initial updating process, they better get running now. In any case, it is all dependent on the completion of the initial updates being rolled out. Microsoft may come with an announcement pretty quick relating to this update, considering how quick they were to correct the issue on the PC platform.

Slashgear is calling this a “May Update” following the same process of naming the updates with the month in which they were initially released. They even go as far as announcing that it will be released on May 3, which could be overlapping with the previous updates. We should also mention that based on the established updating rules and agreements with the carriers; if an update to Windows Phone OS is under 20 Megabytes (this update may be particularly small), then it can be delivered over the air (OTA).


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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].