Windows Phone Mango pushed to manufacturers

Windows Phone Mango pushed to manufacturers
It's finally official: Windows Phone Mango has been released to manufacturers and is way on track to arriving to existing Windows Phone devices this fall, according to Microsoft itself. 

“This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process,” corporate VP of WP Engineering, Terry Myerson, explains on the Windows Phone Blog explains.

From here on we can hope that phone makers and carriers can squeeze their testing to fit the fall timeline. Most importantly, though, by reaching RTM status, we can be sure that the code is now finalized. Mango is the latest update to Microsoft's mobile platform bringing 500 new features including major novelties like multitasking and an improved IE9 with hardware acceleration and support for HTML5.

source: Microsoft

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17 Comments

1. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

WE WANT WHATSAPP!

2. Leyjee

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

is it just me or is the animation gone from the live tiles?

3. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

It's just you mate.

7. etatheta unregistered

I was given a quick demo of mango by a microsoft employee and if anything there is way more that live tiles can do. Not just animation. The weather app showing the radar map on the live tile is just a small example of one thing an app can do with live tiles.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, I am going to have to wait now. Crap. All excited to jump to a Windows phone this summer, but if it is only a couple months past that until top end Mango devices with better hardware come out, it makes no sense to grab one now. If the hardware isn't that much better or I don't like the selection, then I will just grab an existing Windows phone anyway for cheap and enjoy the update when it comes out. Still. Waiting. Crap.

5. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

I hope this update process isnt as hectic as the last one (nodo). Which took forever

6. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

snowgator, I no longer have to wait! I'm just going to install todayxlive on my WinMo 6.5 TP2 and pretend it's WP7 mango on an htc Eternity... http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/get-todayxlive.html

11. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Cheater!! :-D

13. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Yeah, but not only are there no hubs behind the interface, you have had to manually assemble the live tiles. So I had to work for it at least!

15. PHONE_FREAK

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Well i guess i have it big with my HD2! Full blown WP7 Mango (beta of course), or WP7 Nodo (complete) with only a few clicks of my mouse! Isn't life great!

8. etatheta unregistered

I think with mango we will finally start to see why developers think that windows phone 7 is going to be the future of smartphones and can even potentially overtake the smartphone market. This will only be the beginning. I absolutely love my focus with nodo, it works phenomenal in every way and nodo doesnt even give you a fraction of what microsoft eventually wants WP7 to be capable of. I have absolutely no desire to go back to Android or IOS

16. PHONE_FREAK

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Well I'm working on my decision between Android or WP7. Trying out both on my HD2. The only things Android has going for it over WP7 IMO, are flash, more apps, and a more computer-like experience. Purely preference I know... WP7 is so smooth and pretty, plus, because of how new it is, the rate of features being added to it is faster- kinda makes it more fun for me!

9. Photographer unregistered

I'm getting more and more interested in WP7, I know that MS was not doing too well in the past when it comes to windows mobile, but now they seem to be doing the right thing, and I personally like it more thatn current offers. I'm just waiting for Nokia to show the ''Sea Ray''.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Worst part of W7 is trying to get former WinMo users to give it a chance. Get over that hurdle, and I believe it will stand on it's own.

12. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yea. I came from WinMo 6.1 to WP7. Personally I liked the fact that 6.1 was a real operating system with a lot of functionality, but the problem for me was that the low spec processor and ram made the experience a bit more unpleasant. With WP7, I again feel like it is more of an integrated operating system than some of the alternatives (which I am inclined to refer to as Application Holders rather than Operating Systems).

14. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Agreed on all fronts. I have so much custom functionality built into my WinMo TP2 that I almost do not want to dive in to WP7 now and am waiting until there is a resonable amount of the same functions availble in the WP7 OS or via available Apps for WP7. On the other hand, my TP2 seems verrrrrry slow compared to WP7 handsets and I could really use the boost in performance and slick metro interface with hubs that WP7 comes with.

17. Microsoft Windows Technical Su unregistered

this is gonna be aw sum .... and Microsoft Windows is already doing something aw sum ...

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