Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ update juicing up

By on April 15, 2011
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New update to WP7 devices will bring multitasking, speed improvements.

Using the MIX 11 platform, Microsoft is leveraging its new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 to garner interest among developers. And for that to be possible, it realizes, it has to give developers as much power and control over their applications as possible.

Working towards that goal, the tech giant said that they soon will be releasing an update to its developer tool kit that will allow creation of integrated, high performance applications. The new set of features include application multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer, fast application processing, and added abilities to create augmented reality experiences.

In his keynote at the MIX 11 event, Joe Belfiore, director of Windows Phone program management, offered an explanation for the delays that followed during the NoDo update, and hopes that the upcoming ‘Mango’ update will be a much more quick and smoother process.

“We felt it would be better to be a little bit patient, make sure that when we get updates out that they would happen reliably, and, unfortunately, that caused a delay in getting things out,” he said, according to Reuters.

Microsoft also announced that Angry Birds will sling into action from May 25. Skype and Spotify applications are also in the works.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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