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

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



1. Jinlol unregistered

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

4. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

2. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 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.

3. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

There we go... keep the ball rolling!

5. AndyWiz unregistered

All WP7 is a flagship device...

6. AndyWiz unregistered

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

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

8. wasimkhan82

Posts: 1; Member since: May 09, 2011

please bring it fast w7mango

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


Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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

10. Maxxx unregistered

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

11. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010


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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