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All posts tagged "windows phone 7 update"


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mango Countdown Begins

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article...arrowed.timing/

"Microsoft has narrowed down the date when it starts rolling out Windows Phone 7​'s Mango update, contacts slipped on Thursday. Both an upgrade for existing owners as well as new phones are poised to be available as soon as September 1."

That's quite a bit sooner than I expected - and it's really to Microsoft's credit that they're moving with such urgency. not long to go now people - September 1 is barely two weeks away (and change). Woot!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Previewing Mango

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

http://www.wpcentral.com/mojo?utm_s...rts+(wpcentral)

"To say "Mango" for Windows Phone 7 is a large update is a bit of an understatement. It's massive. Although we have had two updates to our fledgling OS, both have been relatively minor. "Mango", however, is Microsoft's attempt to fill in all the gaps left from the v1.0 release last fall. Can it succeed?"

WPCentral has been playing with a preview version of Mango, and really like what they see. The scale of the improvements justifies Microsoft's labeling of Mango as WP7.5, and you'll see why after reading through the article.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mango Ripening On The Tree: Productivity Improvements

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 01:00 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...d-in-mango.aspx

"While there are a wide range of new features in Mango that you'll hear more about in the coming weeks and months, at TechEd we're highlighting a number of new capabilities designed to help you stay productive on the go...Mango is designed to make you even more productive right out-of-the-box - helping you quickly and easily stay connected with the people and information that are most important to you."

There are enough nice improvements that Mango does deserve the .5 release number. Including the email conversation view you see above, there's going to be integration with Office 365 and Windows Live Sky Drive, pinnable email folders, server search, Microsoft's new Lync service, and a bunch of under-the-hood improvements to make WP7 more amenable for corporate IT departments to manage.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mango Goodies

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/turn-by-tu...oming-wp7-mango

"On the Windows Phone Developer Podcast, a plethora of new features were announced that will really bring Windows Phone up to par with the competition..."

I wouldn't consider things settled yet, but there's some real nice additional functionality that's coming our way with the Mango update. Along with real GPS navigation, we're going to get Bing Audio and Bing Vision, as well as Voice to Text SMS. How much of this will actually make it to all markets is still an open question, since Marketplace hasn't been fully rolled out either. But its encouraging to see the progress Microsoft is making towards a truly competitive mobile OS.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

NoDo For AT&T Unique Features

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/ATT-s-uniq...e-nodo-features

"We're learning a little more on the upcoming AT&T NoDo Update for the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum. As we mentioned the other day with the expected release on April 19th, the NoDo update will contain additional features unique to AT&T."

It's not the most exciting stuff, but probably (ok...maybe) useful to AT&T WP7 users. AT&T's version of NoDo will include automatic switching between the onboard data-line and AT&T WiFi hotspots if any are in range, and the ability to sync with AT&T's own online Address Book. Nice value-added stuff - assuming it doesn't cause bloat.


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.


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, January 6, 2011

What You Can Expect With Windows Phone Updates In 2011

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 08:00 PM

http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2011..._medium=twitter

"The first Windows Phone 7 software update, codenamed "NoDo," will RTM in January, possibly this very week and in time for the CES keynote. But it won't ship to users until early February, once the carriers sign off on it. This update will include the famed copy and paste functional addition, support for the Qualcomm 7×30 smart phone chipset, a CDMA location stack, and a number of software fixes."

Wondering what you can expect for updates in 2011 for your Windows Phone 7 device? Paul Thurrott over at the Windows Phone Secrets site has some information. The hotly anticipated copy and paste feature should be shipping in an update around the first of February, and later in the year Internet Explore 9, a new rendering engine, and more should appear. Additional details are available via the Read link.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Is Windows Phone 7 Update Going To Be Different?

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/cutt...ne-updates/2596

"Microsoft is in the driver's seat. They own the servers. They control the updates. But they also recognize they have partnership relationships to sustain, and they can't just push an update out that might affect a carrier's network. That would be stupid and short-sighted. Do you think Apple delivers an update to the iOS platform without making sure that their carrier partners have had a chance to test it for issues?..That's where the paranoia creeps in. And that question of the business model is what my friends Peter and Paul (and Adrian too) are missing."

Ed Bott takes aim at the critics - and he's not pulling his punches! There's a lot of angst over Windows Phone 7's update model - and understandably so given the slow and haphazard experiences that Windows Mobile owners were subjected to. Ed thinks Microsoft's approach is closer to the what Apple has done with the iPhone, but others think it's not much different from the way it used to be. What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments!


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