Microsoft, the software giant has now made available the new version of the Windows Mobile operating system to the users. All of you have to get familiar with the new meaning to the fruit name “Mango” as the new version of the Windows mobile operating system is named after it. All the existing phone owners can now have this update on their devices and a number of new phones which are supposed to hit the shelves afterwards will have the mango version pre installed in it. A new hardware is also required for the new update and Nokia is on its way to unveil a new device.
The new mango 7.5 version of Windows mobile operating system will be opening opportunities to the application developers and more cool apps are expected to have in the new version. Among the features of the new mango version are enhanced uses of Microsoft Office, advanced gaming experience. Users will have the ability to handle more than one email inboxes at a time which will help them connect to the outer world of their friends and family.
Social networking experience is also supposed to be empowered and the Faster web browsing is also claimed by the software giant. This mango version will also be containing a feature named Local Scout, which will enhance the search options from the device. More than 500 enhanced features are supposed to be there in the Mango 7.5 version.
Microsoft claimed that the new update will be having “People First Attitude” and many of the new features will be very user friendly and interface will not be very complicated and difficult. A new Groups feature is also said to be there in which you can personalize your contacts and groups can be formed like Family, College mates, Basketball team mates etc. The groups can be converted into a tile or icon on the start screen.
An HTC source said that new devices would be the first that will allow manufacturers to claim the platform now, this will offer a real competition to the rivals in the market i.e. Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS. A range of new markets are supposed to be targeted by the Microsoft where Apple and Google has not yet dominated and this will be coming in new languages as well.
Before it was announced, the analysts were very skeptical about the update. Tony Cripps, analyst at Ovum said: “Mango will provide a worthwhile upgrade for both existing and new users of Windows Phone devices once it arrives in the autumn. However, Microsoft needs to do better if it is to persuade the market that it has the most user friendly – and desirable – mobile platform in the market today.”
He noted “the new manufacturers can be expected to take advantage of the more achievable hardware specs now being touted by Microsoft – plus carriers’ desire for low cost alternatives to Android smartphones. That said, Mango still lacks the potential for customization and brand differentiation that some manufacturers are looking for.”
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