WPCentral Podcast 126

Dan and Jay finally return after a brief hiatus (due to Jay's moving to London) for an all new Windows Phone podcast! Join them for another in depth discussion of the Mango update, Nokia phones and various new apps and games as well as answer your questions.

Full show notes after the break...

Top news

Software news

  • Nokia Maps
  • WhatsApp - What the what?
  • WPCentral Mango app
  • Burn! Burn it! Burn that rope!

Hardware news

Talking points

  • Student developers unable to upgrade to full accounts - bad news for everyone
  • How is Microsoft doing at updating Mango apps?
  • Is the Zune dead?
  • iPhone 4s (opens in new tab) - come on, we have to discuss it



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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Great to have the podcast back! Another great show.
  • I wasn't paying attention when I updated my v1.3 Focus to Mango, so I'm not sure that the Samsung drivers got installed. The firmware is listed as 2103. I have downloaded a few compass apps and all of them indicate "This app uses features your phone doesn't have." Furthermore, when I use my camera, tapping the screen allows me to take a photo, but I'm not sure my phone is focusing in the area that I'm tapping on.1. How do I know if the Samsung drivers got installed? I tried to view the logs of the install, but updatewp.exe got deleted when I updated the Windows Phone Support tool.2. If I determine that I *am* missing the drivers, how do I install them. I have already checked for updates and Zune tells me my phone is up to date.
  • Thanks to the fine folks @ XDA Developers, I was able to install the missing Samsung drivers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1306969