Microsoft releases Mango to manufacturers

Microsoft has completed work on Mango and is now in the process of handing over the code to manufacturers

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Microsoft releases Mango to manufacturers Smartphones with Mango should start hitting the market in the coming months
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  July 27, 2011

Microsoft has finished work on its new ‘Mango' update for its Windows Phone operating system. The company has signed off on the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) build, which means that manufacturers can now start using the OS on forthcoming handsets.

 The first Mango powered phones are expected to hit shelves later this year, however an official timescale for release has not yet been disclosed.

Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Engineering said, "This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimise Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process. The Mango update for current Windows Phone handsets will be ready this fall, and of course will come pre-installed on new Windows Phones."

The Windows Phone Mango update will bring close to 500 new features to the OS. Some of these include integration with Internet Explorer 9 and app multi-tasking. The upgrade was announced in May this year.


2730 days ago

Mango adds 500 new features, not 250, as the article stated.

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