Software giant Microsoft has unveiled that it will be adding an icon to the top notification bar of the Windows Phone 7.5 mobile operating system in its next update. The icon will be a location alert icon that will inform users as to when an app is obtaining their location.
With this location alert icon on their Windows Phone 7.5, the users will now be able to exactly see when and where they are being tracked. It is anticipated that the update will roll out sometime in the coming few months.
The location alert feature will display a notification icon up in the top bar of the Windows Phone whenever an app is accessing a user’s current location information. To check it, the user has to simply tap the top portion of the screen and look for the location icon. It is reported to be appear like a diamond with a hole in it.
If you are concerned with your mobile privacy and location data being sent out without your consent, then you have all the reasons to breathe a sigh of relief over this feature. Know more about this location icon alert feature by clicking here.