Watch Joe Belfiore demonstrate the new features in WP7's Mango update in an epic video
Bringing more than 500 new features to the Windows Phone platform, the update improves on integrated communication, social networking, Live Tiles presentation and accessing the Internet, not to mention the advanced multi-tasking the platform will be getting.
The update will be available this fall, marking a full year since Microsoft's long-awaited mobile strategy revamp produced handsets with Windows Phone 7 onboard. A number of things happened since then, the most important of which was bagging Nokia as a manufacturing arm for Windows Phone handsets, but until we are waiting for the Mango release to hit WP7 devices, have a look at Joe Belfiore in action below:
4. - (unregistered)
Yeah, because android and iOS both have very awesome battery life. Especially android.
7. clevername (Posts: 1400; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Well IOS actually does have awesome battery life. Ever since I got a windows phone to replace my iPhone 4 that's the one thing I've been lamenting. That and app selection.
But I don't spend half as much time playing games and watching Netflix as I did before when I had my iPhone. And my nexus 1 is about the same as my windows phone. Fact is IOS rules on battery.
10. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 533; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Sure as hell is no fact... WebOS, BlackBerry and my old HTC WinMo 6.5 phones always manage to outlast my roomates iPhone... AND HE BARELY EVEN USES HIS PHONE.
5. SomeGuy (unregistered)
So well thought out and smooth. I'm diggin this OS for sure.
6. HenryW (unregistered)
If this would have been the OS that was released on launch WP7 wouldn't be doing so poorly. I would have got one instead of my android phone.
8. Hello-dirt (Posts: 100; Member since: 02 May 2010)
I like the way the OS operates, but I found it difficult to stop looking at his Melon. I felt like I was watching his avatar instead of the real person; freaky.
9. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 533; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
iOS deffinately does not have great batterey life... Android is generally horrible... BlackBerry is respectable and batterey life would depend on the phone NOT the OS. Unlike Apple, WP7 will be featured on many different devices from different phone makers.
11. wisewatts (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2011)
Joe Belfiore and the Microsoft Team has just set new standards for all phones. Each and every aspect that Joe Belfiore explained about the phone was excellent. Android fell into 2nd place on the HTMl test and as you all seen iphone was last place (the blkbrry touch didnt count since it sadly flew to an all time low. What is Next for all OS companies...will this push others to reach new heights? or Did Microsoft Just Become the team to beat?
14. BReND0 (Posts: 50; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
can def say one thing about my android phone.................................proven fact..................spends 60% of its time charging......
15. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Definitely much better!! Can't wait to see other WP7 phones. Here in EU, Samsung Focus is not sold, the Omnia is just ugly. HTC Trophy is a sh*t phone with loads of issues. All the other phones are not suitable for me. I go mad of iOS notifications (I got rid if my iPhone really fast after constant slowdowns and bad "upgrades"). Android is nice, but still.. it sucks resources and visibly lags on new devices even without using many apps. Microsoft needs to make a FAST and easy-to-use OS without sacrificing basic features (like now).
Still, I am curious about some BASIC settings and features, which may be in the other 490 new ones that were not mentioned!?
I do like the local scout thing and the new Bing functions, quite impressive. The presentation yesterday was OK but the word FANTASTIC and "one step further" hit my ears way too many times - just like on a Steve Jobs note. Anyway, it this a good step forward.
19. bankshank (unregistered)
Well it looks like another OS has ripped off WebOs again. First it was blackberry showing off how they ripped off the multitasking cards of WebOs and now it is Win7. And for everyone who loves their improvements they stole them from everyone else. They did not do anything new or original they just ripped off great OS's like WebOs. If you want a real multitasking phone or should I saw the only true multitasking phone then go with WebOS. Oh and btw they did not set any new standards for anyone except themselves that they still have a whole lot of work to do just like blackberry does as well.
21. CURIOUS (unregistered)
Too much clutter, the square boxes are not easy on the eyes.
Simplicity is the key to success.. 500 features !.. need only 10 features that make a user's life easy.. that is where iOS wins.
22. NoNameJane (unregistered)
Are you kidding me!?! The if your roommate's iPhone has battery problems like that then he has a problem with HIS iPhone. The iPhone has amazing battery life, my win phone gets about 7 hours and dies ever day.