Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:00 PM
"With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has gone in a completely different direction from what they had been doing with Windows Mobile since the turn of the century. They now intend to really take responsibility for the platform. Android has taken over the exact same model that the failed Windows Mobile originally excelled at and there are plenty of signs of the same problems. Apple went to the other extreme and manages absolutely every little thing about their iPhone. Microsoft is trying to take all of the good things about both the wild-forest anything-goes philosophy and the walled-garden my-way-or-the-highway philosophy in order to make a more middle-of-the-road type of ecosystem that will be pleasant for users, developers, carriers, and manufacturers all the same."
Unless you are brand new to the Windows Phone 7 world, you will have likely heard about the next iteration of the platform that Microsoft has been working on for some time. Recently released, Windows Phone 7.5, code-named Mango, has been teasing us with all sorts of promised enhancements, fix ups, and core improvements. Reviews are starting to appear, and from what I've been reading there are many positive impressions of what Microsoft has done. The linked review by Adam Z Lein on the pocketnow.com website is a very comprehensive walkthrough of the new update. Complete with screen captures and video, this should provide you with a very good understanding of what is new and enhanced. Read the review and I think you will have a good idea why positive vibes are emanating about the future of this platform. Agree or disagree? Drop back to our forum and share your thoughts.