The first few bites of the Mango!
The next update to the Windows Phone 7′s under the codename Mango, is complete and were sent off to carriers and hardware partners July 26. No announcement on when existing phones will get the prompt for the software update.
When the Mango update reaches Europe, more countries will be able to make use of the Marketplace, including the games – that all are achievement supported with your Live profile. This is what makes me want one of these phones – getting achievements on the go. You can find a list of all the games right here.
iOS and Android more or less killed off every other smartphone OS out there, including Nokias Meego, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if Symbian OS already is in the middle of its scream of death. It was pretty smart of Microsoft and Nokia to join forces in the interesting partnership, and I’m looking very much forward to see what they can come up with together.
Following improvements has been made with the Mango update, and I am drooling even more now. I want a Windows Phone 7, and it can’t go fast enough.
Navigation is smoother, simply loads faster – and applications also loads faster. Sliding runs more smoothly, so it’s like getting a new phone.
Voice command is working great
Microsoft purchased the TellMe technology back in 2007, and they are making use of it. It is working even more accurate than the Android voice to text apps available, to a point where we could start screaming Skynet or Cyborg.
Switching between open apps
Holding the back button will open up a screen, showing screenshots of the currently runnings apps – tapping them will open it up, right into where you left it last time.
Browser and the touch
The IE9 in Mango is faster and more smoothly running and will support HTML5 as well – competing with the browser on the iOS devices. Double tap-, pinch and zooming, and turning from portrait to landscape mode and back is all fast responding.
Threaded e-mail conversations are supported, inbuilt task manager, and Facebook notifications appears on the tile that represents your own profile. And not to mention all the stuff that haven’t been discovered yet.