Microsoft’s major update to Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango will be releasing next month. Reports from insider sources claim that the update will be released starting September 1.
A major factor for such an early release is so that it can coincide with IFA, which is the largest consumer electronics show in Europe. The event will take place from September 2-7 in Berlin, where Windows Phone 7 manufacturers such as Samsung, Acer, ZTE, and LG will be able to unveil their new Mango devices.
Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handsets will not be among this early batch. Instead, its Mango devices are expected to debut at the Nokia World event in October. The first of its offerings has already been leaked as a device codenamed “Sea Ray” that looks very similar to the N9 MeeGo handset.
HTC is getting ready with the HTC Omega & HTC Eternity. Latest reports says HTC Omega & Eternity will be Windows Phone 7.5. HTC Eternity will have 4.7-inch AMOLED screen. The rear camera is 8MP wide-angle unit with LED flash. The smartphone is also said to have DLNA compatibility and micro HDMI output.
The HTC Omega has a smaller 3.8-inch SLCD screen. It seems to have the same 8MP wide-angle camera with LED flash and it packs in DLNA support too.
Microsoft is all set to release the next major update for its mobile operating system Windows Phone. The new version is codenamed Windows Phone Mango with version number 7.5. The details of the updates are spreading over the web. The new release will have several updates in features.
The major updates will include improved multitasking and some augmented reality features. Bing Audio, Bing Vision and turn-by-turn voice directions will be new features in the WP 7.5. Bing Audio helps you search for specific songs by letting the phone hear whatever song is being played. This feature sounds very similar to Shazam or SoundHound. Even though it would be simple to simply download an app with similar features from the Windows Phone Marketplace, integrating it the Windows Phone operating system draws users into the Windows Phone ecosystem even more.