Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ Update is set to release in a week or two,that will be most probably October’s first week. It is confirmed and not a rumor as Mr. Brandon, in charge of apps and developers at Windows Market Place announced through a tweet that it is rolling out in a week or two weeks time.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Update is a do or die for Nokia this time, if not for MS. As Nokia has recently discontinued their own OS Symbian and signed a deal with MS to feature their OS in all of their Smart Phones. With the huge success of iPhone and Android Based Smart Phones, Nokia was left with nothing then to overhaul their business model and focus on Smart Phones with multitasking and flexible features.
In a move to make themselves more contemporary, Nokia will now be launching all their Smart Phones with Mango loaded in them. However, Nokia and Mango update has a very serious draw back by not offering built VPN client for its users. Before moving on let’s explain to our non-techie readers, what VPN is? And what different does it make?
What is VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is basically an application or a feature that enables you to secure and encrypt your internet traffic on your smart phone. We usually are connected to various secured and unsecured Wi-Fi networks on our smart phones, which is one of the biggest risk to your data and information security, as anyone can hack your unsecured Wi-Fi sessions. This means your data, information, passwords, accounts can all be taken hacked.
Moreover, VPN also enables remote workforce to have secure and private Remote Access sessions to their centralized work stations. Simply putting it, no organization would allow remote access to PC or Server without VPN.
In addition, VPN also enables users in countries which censors internet and block websites and applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype to use it while they are on VPN as VPN has a capability of changing their IP address to some other country or to some other network which is not censored.
VPN also protects and secure your internet traffic while preventing ISPs, Hackers, Information thieves and organizations to monitor your browsing.
Why is VPN so important in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Update?
By now, I believe you must be aware, why is VPN so important. If not here are few pointers,
- Businessmen, Professional won’t be using Windows Phones 7.5 on their Phones, if it does not have support for VPN.
- Smartphone users, who are on unsecure Wi-Fi networks most of the time will not use it.
- No remote access for professionals (which is highly needed these days) if they are on Windows Phone 7.5 enabled phones.
- No one will use it in censored countries, as people over there deem VPN as the necessity in their smart phones.
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So, now we really think VPN was something not to be missed in Windows Phone 7.5. It won’t only hurt Windows Phone 7.5 but will also be a major dent to New Range of Nokia Smart Phones acceptability in above mentioned echelons.
According to the answer by Microsoft Support Staff to the question of one disgruntled Windows Phone 7 user back in November of 2010, Windows Phone 7 did not support VPN and they could not give specific time period but the support for VPN is expected in future. Unfortunately, sadly, future hasn’t arrived for Microsoft yet and they still don’t support it.
Let us all hope they soon roll out update to Mango and give Windows Phones 7 Users access to VPN with built PPTP, L2TP, L2TP/IPSec and IPSec VPN. So that we all can enjoy Windows Phone 7 and all its amazing features with security, privacy and freedom.
You can also see here the all time Top 10 VPN Providers list.
Wish you a Happy and Private Internet Life !!
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