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Mango update for Windows Phone 7 to include Bing Audio/Vision and Turn-by-turn directions

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Mango update for Windows Phone 7 to include Bing Audio/Vision and Turn-by-turn directions
During the latest Windows Phone Developers' Podcast, some new features were discussed that are expected to be part of the upcoming Mango upgrade for Windows Phone 7. Turn-by-turn navigation will be part of the upgrade as will be SMS navigation. With the latter, using Microsoft's TellMe service, you press a microphone icon and dictate your SMS message which is then converted to text.

The Mango upgrade will also include a couple of Bing services. Bing Audio is similar to Shazam. Put your Windows Phone 7 device near a speaker playing a tune and information about the song will appear on your phone's screen. Also included will be Bing Video which is basically a scanner that will read bar codes, Microsoft tags, QR codes, DVD and CD discs, and books and texts using optical character recognition.

Once the Mango upgrade is installed, it should take your Windows Phone 7 handset to the next level.

source: WindowsPhoneDevPodcast via WMExperts

The upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7 will include some services from Bing

The upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7 will include some services from Bing


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posted on 08 May 2011, 22:57 1

1. Jinlol (unregistered)


Hope it comes soon.. Can't wait for it :)

posted on 09 May 2011, 00:32 2

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


so true... microsoft needs to get a better way to update their phones though... they should distribute it just through the zune software and not deal with carriers

posted on 08 May 2011, 23:29 1

2. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


Seeing these changes happen is great! I feel windows will take a great portion of the market but in the position they are in now they need to more quickly update the software to become up to par with the other guys.

posted on 09 May 2011, 00:13

3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 691; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


There we go... keep the ball rolling!

posted on 09 May 2011, 01:21

5. AndyWiz (unregistered)


All WP7 is a flagship device...

posted on 09 May 2011, 01:23

6. AndyWiz (unregistered)


All WP7 need is a flagship device... and MS needs to do a better job to keep the momentum going.

posted on 09 May 2011, 01:28

7. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I'm right there with you. I want this now.

posted on 09 May 2011, 02:30

8. wasimkhan82 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 May 2011)


please bring it fast w7mango

posted on 09 May 2011, 04:08

9. David Jeba (unregistered)


Mango or coconut...
i want...
3MP front camera
12MP Rear camera,HD,120fps for slow-motion recording
Dual core
xbox games + xbox controller connect
witricity charging

posted on 10 May 2011, 06:12

12. PHONE_FREAK (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


There is no point in having a 12 mp camera unless you plan to blow it up on a iMAx screen.

posted on 09 May 2011, 05:04 1

10. Maxxx (unregistered)


this update will come out in October, still 5 months to go

posted on 09 May 2011, 09:51

11. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


CANNOT WAIT

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 00:03

14. GboiP (unregistered)


I just bought my new HD7 running on WP7, im pretty much happy with WP7, cant wait for the mango upgrade.

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