Microsoft tells Windows Phone users to update to Windows Phone 7.5

Microsoft tells Windows Phone users to update to Windows Phone 7.5
If you're the type that likes to procrastinate, this story might be aimed right at you. Addressing the number of Windows Phone users who have yet to move ahead to Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft is  requesting that you do the update now. On its latest blog, Microsoft;s Microsoft’s director of program management Mazhar Mohammed says that he would like Windows Phone users to finish updating Windows Phone 7.5 so that they can buy, update or download apps from the Windows Marketplace portal.

In order to obtain the update, those with Windows Phone 7 can hook up to a computer and use Zune software or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to see if a software update is available for download. The update offers many new features such as making custom ringtones from MP3 and WMA files, visual voicemail, an a battery saver feature that shuts down parts of the phone to preserve battery life. The Windows Phone 7.5 update also brings voice based text messaging to your phone along with Facebook chat, Twitter and LinkedIn integration to your device. The so-called Mango update offers improved maps, driving directions, and multi-tasking. Since most people download apps straight from their handset, Microsoft has started to remove the Windows Phone apps option from the Zune software on its Windows PCs. The Zune software is still good for installing Windows Phone software updates and making backups of video and pictures from your phone. Yuo can still use it to play and buy music.

source: eWEEK


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