Bad news– 7.10.8860 does not fix Live Tile bugs

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We had hoped the 7.10.8860 update currently rolling out would fix the Windows Phone 7.8 Live Tile issues.  Unfortunately it appears this is not the case, which makes us wonder why Microsoft bothered to roll it out world-wide.

Jaxbot tested it, and reports “I tested it, as seen above. My server is spammed with requests,” referring to the battery-draining infinite loop buggy live tiles can  get caught in.

Apparently the update, which dates to the 19th January, only includes “the quartz framework” and “some provisioning settings in there for syncing Google accounts” which is rather disappointing considering the deal-breaking bug which Microsoft is still spreading to fully functional WP 7.5 handsets.

Read more at Windows Phone Hacker here.