Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 OS Mango Official Launch Soon

by Kabir on May 22, 2011

Here is some great news for all you Windows Phone users. Microsoft will soon be announcing an update for its Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 7.5. The upgraded OS will be known as “Mango”, and is all set to be unveiled at two simultaneous events to be held in London and New York this coming week. Several blogs are full of this news, some of them even guessing as to what to expect from this new Microsoft baby. Read below  to know about the expected and rumored features.

What to expect from Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

  • Sockets support
  • Full IE9 integration with hardware graphics support
  • Twitter “people hub” integration
  • Conversation view for email
  • Further Exchange corporate settings support
  • Full skydrive support
  • Full multitasking support
  • Massive SDK improvments
  • Full custom ringtone support

Rumored Features

  • Deep OS-wide chat integration for Facebook/AOL/Windows Live
  • “Linked Inbox” support
  • Bing “vision” integration (Picture based recognition of objects)
  • Bing “sound” integration (Similar to that of Shazam)
  • Xbox Live “Game Sync” (Synchronize game saves between devices)
  • Xbox Live GUI overhaul
  • Group SMS
  • Detection when sending SMS of online IM contact
  • Album art on lock screen
  • Turn-by-turn Bing Maps
  • Voice-to-text for SMS
  • People tile improvements
  • Built in screenshot support
  • Wifi Hotspot support
  • Office 365 support
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Battery Saving features
  • Native Facebook checkins
  • Augmented camera support
  • New hardware chassis
  • App search (from start menu)
  • Marketplace improvments

Keep reading this space for more updates on Windows Phone 7.5 – Mango.

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