Just two days ago, Microsoft has unveiled the details about its next Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed ‘Mango” which is bringing loads of new features. But the current Windows Pone 7 owners have to until early fall to be able to download the Mango update with all those more than 500 new features and some of which includes – Multitasking, IE9, groups, threaded conversation, improved integration with Twitter & LinkedIn, improved Live Tiles, Visual voice mail, built-in speech-to-text and text-to-speech.
But the Windows Phone developers who are already registered, are no need to wait any longer as Microsoft is planning to release Mango to the Windows Phone development community before its public launch. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone has confirmed that they are working to allow the WP7 developers load the new WP7 Mango update on their Windows Phones before they launch. The folks over WinRumors are reporting that the developer version of Mango should be available in around a month’s time.
Here is the tweet by Joe Belfiore:
Meanwhile, Microsoft has revealed some details of the web-based app Marketplace that will accompany Windows Phone 7 Mango. Web Marketplace will be including the apps from all the supported languages and it will allow users to choose the apps from different languages. All apps will feature Bing Visual Search and the users will be able to purchase the apps directly from the Marketplace website which will then send the download link to their phones via SMS or e-mail. The users can also track the record of purchased apps and the parents can enforce parental control limits to minors so that they can determine which apps their kids should access.
[More Info on WP7 Mango Web Marketplace]