Corporate vice president of Windows Phone Engineering Terry Myerson said in a blog post, “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.”
Microsoft will as well prep its own Mango updates for existing hardware, which it has said beforehand are due in September. Microsoft as well did not reveal the name of the update, so far passing on to it by its code name, “Mango.”
If PCMag.com’s preview of Mango is any indication, the update will give Google and Apple a run for its money. “The next version of Windows Phone 7, called ‘Mango,’ although that won’t be its final name, is great-looking and fun to use,” PCMag.com’s managing editor for mobile, Sascha Segan, wrote. “It’s full of people-centric features that make it easier to stay in touch with friends and family, to communicate, and to share ideas. It’s easier to use than Android, and in many ways slicker than Apple’s iOS.”
Mango reportedly has more than 500 new features. This will consist of more seamless communications choices, a good Web browser, and for instance, more wealthier Bing search.
Myersonm said on his part that he favored a latest Conversation View that joins email discussions, threads, which bring together Facebook Chat, IM, and tests, and app multitasking, which links apps to search outcomes and permits apps to run in the background. Mango also puts Internet Explorer 9 for quick browsing.
Mango is as well reported to have indoor maps of sites like shopping malls.