Windows Mobile 5.0 AKUs
De Herrera, Copyright 2007
Version 1.01 Revised 11/5/2007
Adaption Kit Updates (AKUs) – Microsoft’s Patches
for Windows Mobile 5.0
Microsoft releases patches as Adaption Kit Updates (AKUs) . Normally AKUs are used to provide patches
however Microsoft has decided to include new features with them. Also,
Microsoft has never published a list of the AKUs that have been released and
what features have been included. You can see a list of AKUs at
only releases AKUs to OEMs. It is up to each OEM to decide whether or not
to offer an upgrade which includes AKUs for it’s customers. Also
all these AKUs are rolled into the latest release of Windows Mobile 6.0.
What AKU am I running?
So in order to know what AKU version you have
installed, take a look at Start – Settings – System – About and look at the
build of Windows Mobile that is installed. The main build number is
14847.w.x.y where w is the major version and x is the minor version of the
AKU. One important AKU to be aware of is 2.0 which is the
Security Feature Pack which provides push e-mail.
List of AKUs and their Features
Ability to use portrait or landscape.
Ability to use Smartphone without a SIM card.
Ability to schedule all mailboxes to send/receive.
Ability to send SMS while viewing the call history.
Added fixed dialing numbers (FDN)
Added Alarm Clock indicator to Today Screen
Added full SIM contact support
Function Key Lock
||Added Bluetooth A2DP
Added Wi-Fi notifications for secure connections
Fixed numerous Wi-Fi performance bugs
Added hard drive support (Samsung i300)
Added fast screen rotation for Pocket PC
||Added Messaging and
Security Feature Pack (MSFP) - Direct push technology and GZIP
Added SMIME support for Messaging
Internet Explorer for the Smartphone now supports frames and 2 is up and
8 is down.
Internet Explorer Mobile adds accelerated scrolling, Fast Back feature,
support for compiled WML, WMLScript over HTTP, and enhanced DOM standard
Added wireless manager to turn on and off wireless features.
Added SIM toolkit to standardize the SIM functionality
Removed Clock and replaced it with battery indicator for Pocket PC in
upper right corner
A known problem where
the local certificate used for Exchange ActiveSync is deleted.
This is fixed in AKU 3.x.
switching between portrait and landscape displays (Example: 6700 series
||Allowed Pocket PC user
to select battery indicator or clock in upper right corner. Added
the ActiveSync Serial Switch program (for OEMs) to switch back to PPP
Speeds up the boot time for Pocket PCs by approximately 15 seconds.
||Provides an option in
Connection Manager for users to revert back to PPP over USB to sync.
Patches for errors.
||Added SmartDial for
Smartphones with Qwerty keyboards
Ability to change the dialing font color
||Added 2x zoom to
Windows Media Player
Added Language Provisioning where OEMs can bundle more than one language
in ROM however user can only select the language once after a hard
Added Compact .NET 2.0 runtime
Microsoft standard internet sharing utility to use device to connect to
the internet for your PC including being a Bluetooth Access Point.
New Wi-Fi connection wizard makes setup easier and support for WPA2 and
Added Bluetooth FTP profile and improved A2DP sound quality
Added AJAX support to Internet Explorer
Navigate folders on Pocket PC without using stylus
Can send contacts vCards via SMS
Can save SMS to SIM card
Added SMS over GPRS if carrier supports it
Added support for external displays
Fixed US Daylight Savings Time Change beginning in 2007
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