Yesterday Microsoft lifted the lid on the upcoming Mango release of it’s Windows Phone 7 Operating System version 7.1. It boasts over 500 new features to help both users and developers push the platform forward. I won’t give you a run down of all these new features as they are best discovered by viewing the web cast at the Windows Phone 7 Press office website. What I will say is that the new release is both exciting and daunting to developers in equal measures. There is a lot to get to grips with in this release and although in the long term this investment in time may well pay off, the platform is yet to reach a reasonable market share. A lot will be hoping Mango invigorates sales along with the possible introduction of new models from Nokia and Samsung later this year. Overall my impression of Mango is a positive one, and I will be experimenting with a lot of the new features using the newly released development tools in the coming weeks.
Mango release will invigorate Windows Phone 7 Platform