As we reported, Windows Phone 7.5 codenamed Mango is going to be released later this year, but what about Windows Phone 8.0? Nokia’s shares are tumbling and analysts are criticizing Ballmer for loosing market share. Conclusion: Windows Phone 8 is critical for Nokia and Microsoft.
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There are many smartphones on the market today that use the mobile Windows operating system. Right now, the most recent operating system is Windows phone 7. However, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) is coming soonish.
Windows 7.5 “Mango” Release Date
Windows 7.5 is expected to be a placeholder for smartphones until Windows 8.0 is released on both the PC and mobile devices. Due to this, Windows 7.5 is further along in its development. Without any problems, the new mobile operating system will be released late this year to consumers. Developers and producers of mobile devices will have earlier access so they can make applications that work with the new operating system, as well as new mobile phones that can use the operating system to its full advantage.
Windows 7.5 Features: Multitasking Hello
One of the biggest and most wanted new features is that the new mobile operating system will support ‘multitasking’, or allowing the mobile device to run more than one application at a time. This is similar to a desktop or laptop computer. With the installation of Windows Phone 7.5, users will also be able to have the ability to use Internet Explorer 9 to browse the Internet on their mobile phone easily. This is the most recent Microsoft Internet browser available, and it will give people more freedom while mobile browsing.
Windows Phone 8 Release Date
Since Windows Phone 7.5 is going to be released first, the release date for the Windows Phone 8.0 operating system is a little hazier. However, it is confirmed that the operating system is in development. Its release date will depend on the success of Windows Phone 7.5 and if there are a lot of bugs and errors that need to be worked out. Since Microsoft typically release updates between eight to fourteen months apart, there is at least a window that people can use to predict the release date once Windows Phone 7.5 comes out.
Windows Phone 8: More Like A Tablet
Windows Phone 8.0 is going to include even more features than the 7.5 version (which introduces over 500 new features). One of the major rumors floating around is that the Windows Phone 8.0 is going to be more tablet-based than other operating systems, making it easier to use on all kinds of mobile devices, such as phones, tablets, and more. Another anticipated addition with the release of Windows 8.0 is the addition of an app store, similar to that found on an Apple mobile device. This could make the Windows operating system a more popular and affordable option for consumers to use on their mobile device.
These two new updates are going to help make any mobile phone or device that uses a Windows operating system more popular. It could end up being some real competition for the other operating systems out there, including Apple, Blackberry, and Droid. As more information is released, rumors can be put to rest and official information can be exchanged instead.