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All posts tagged "mango"


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Mango Update Detailed

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.ben.geek.nz/2011/04/wind...ling-the-mango/

"The position I take on Mango is this: everyone knows there are features missing from the current version of WP7. Features like multitasking, camera streams, sockets, and more. It would be crazy for Microsoft to not add these high-demand features to WP7 as quickly as possible. This morning we can see that they are certainly adding these features, they've thought them through very carefully, and they are further along with implementation than many people predicted."

It's still a ways off, but some details of the forthcoming major update for Windows Phone 7, codenamed "Mango", were released during the MIX conference. While the slant of the released details is towards developers, I'm sure end users would be just as interested - multitaskiong, custom ringtones, multiple live tiles per app, and of course IE9. All good stuff, and hopefully with a more trouble free update process than NoDo has proved to be.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Multitasking, IE9 and Skydrive Future Features Shown

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 03:30 PM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/microsoft...ile+Technology)

"Giving a closer look at some of the new Windows Phone 7 features that are coming this spring, VP for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore demonstrated the operating system's upcoming ability to multitask, integrate with SkyDrive, and display web pages using IE 9. Though full details were scarce, we got a good taste of what we can expect when Microsoft rolls out its update in the March or April time frame."

These videos are all unfortunately pretty bad in terms of quality, but these videos are showing three of the key features that will be coming to Windows Phone 7 later in 2011: multitasking (though in reality it's not "true" multitasking), IE9, and Skydrive support for the Office hub.


Monday, February 14, 2011

WP7 Updates: IE9, Twitter, Multitasking in 2011

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4176/...phone-7-updates

The scuttlebutt had it right - among the updates Microsoft has planned for WP7 are a mobile version of IE9, a Twitter hub and (finally) multitasking. While there's no timeline for delivery of these updates, the expectations are that these will be delivered this year. More immediately, the first WP7 update (codenamed NoDo) has been confirmed for the first couple of weeks of March bringing with it copy and paste support, CDMA support and performance enhancements.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Different Kind Of Fruit: WP7's Mango Update To Feature IE9 Mobile

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft...e-mobile-9/8680

"Yes, Microsoft is going to play a very fast game of catch up on the browser front with Windows Phone 7. Currently, WP7 phones are running a version of IE Mobile, known as IE Mobile 7, which that is a variant of IE 7 with some IE 8 functionality added. But Windows Phone 7s running Mango will be running a mobile version of IE 9, Microsoft's latest, HTML5-compliant IE browser that the company is expected to release to the Web this spring."

Before anyone gets excited, Mango is due later this year; the update coming soon (with copy & paste) is codenamed NoDo, and has been delayed to March. Microsoft is expected to release more details about the Mango update at Mobile World Congress starting tomorrow, so we'll probably learn soon enough what else to expect. I'd be interested in particularly at the pace of updates - Will Microsoft display the kind of commitment that Google and Apple have given their respective platforms by frequent support updates? Will there be any interim updates at all? Stay tuned.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Major Windows Phone 7 Update Coming Fall 2011?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 02:45 PM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft...-5-support/8214

"In addition to talking up Windows tablets and slates at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft execs also are expected to use the conference to give another push to Windows Phone 7. But the first "major" update to the WP7 platform may not hit until August or September of 2011, my sources claim."

Image Courtesy of Engadget

We've been hearing the rumours about an update in January that will bring copy/paste functionality, and some fixes, to Windows Phone 7 - but this major update, code-named "Mango", coming in the fall of 2011 is a new one. Described by some as Windows Phone 7.5, it's rumoured to bring Silverlight and HTML 5 support to the browser, enhanced Asian language support, and other features.

2011 will be the year Microsoft definitely proves, of fails to prove, that they have the agility required to rapidly grow their new platform with features and enhancements demanded by users (and already offered by competitors). It's make it or break it time for them!


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