Windows Phone 7.5 to include new location alert icon in future update

Windows phone location icon

Microsoft is planning to update its Windows Phone 7.5 operating system with a location awareness icon. The update, expected in the next few months, will add a new status icon to the top bar of Windows Phone 7.5, indicating when an app is accessing a phone’s current location information. Microsoft revealed the change (similar to iOS and Android) in its Windows Phone documentation this week and confirmed the new icon in an email to us. “We updated the documentation to get in front of new devices that will have these features, which will be in market soon,” explained a Microsoft spokesperson.

The update is expected to arrive preinstalled on new Windows Phone “Tango” devices, launching in the coming months. We took an early look at some of…

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