Microsoft Reveals Upcoming Windows Mobile OS: Mango

Microsoft is up to introduce the next version of windows OS for mobile devices, specifically Windows Phone 7.

Version which is said to be code-named ‘Mango’ delivers 500+ new features and will be available for Windows Phone 7 customers this fall.

Good thing about this release is, it will be available for free.

Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft, said:

Seven months ago we started our mission to make Smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more. With ‘Mango,’ Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.

Mango will enable Windows Phone to expand into new markets and extend global reach and scale through support for a host of new languages and new partnerships with Acer, Fujitsu Limited and ZTE Corp.

Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of mobile communications at Microsoft, said:

When we looked ahead to the next release, we wanted to stay true to the principles of Windows Phone 7 – that software should get out of your way and quickly connect you to the things that matter most. Mango builds on the work that we did in Windows Phone 7 and extends a lot of key scenarios around communications, apps, and Internet experiences – with even more capability and a deeper level of integration.

Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in Windows Phone shows off some of the new features coming in the Mango release of Windows Phone.

      • for ur knowledge ms has already signed a contract with nokia according to that nokia will obsolete its symbian os and will use ms os in all the upcomming smartphones

      • Yes, Nokia and Microsoft are agreed to launch nokia manufacturer windows phone which will be definitely a great achievement for windows phone at just launch time.

  • I am not really impressed with the updates to Windows Phone – except for very sweet names. These are already availble for other platforms e.g. FlipBoard for iPad does something like threads. If the idea is that Microsoft is gaining on its competition – than may be yes! any thoughts?

    • The thing is that all this is being directly integrated into the OS. It’s like buying an Lock and than attaching a free alarm to it versus buying a lock that has an alarm built-into it. The result is seamless, lag-free integration & much better user experience.

      Secondly, if Microsoft can reach the competition and surpass it in certain areas in just over a year, what can it do next?

    • Yes, you are right Flipboard is available for iPad but not for any other phone OS including iOS for phone.

      Microsoft is definitely gaining a competition and while being an active user of Widows phone and apple, I can say it’s equally good or even better because of its fluent interface and few key areas like oneNote application, sharepoint, Microsoft office and XBOX games. Almost all popular application and games are available on windows phone or in pipeline – Angry birds is scheduled for this june, skype is now owned by Microsoft so we must expect with Mango update.

  • This looks impressive but will definitely take time to overcome the market. But I’m afraid till then Android will expand its roots deeper.

    Let’s see the prices of the mango powered phones.

  • All of this can replicated within a week as there are too many new startups in this world doing a lot of different things.

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