Windows Phone 7 Rumored to Get Major Update in August or September 2011

Windows Phone 7 Rumored to Get Major Update in August or September 2011

Even before we end off 2010, we're hearing some supposedly good news for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 that'll be happening in 2011. The first of which is the copy-and-paste function, a feature that should have been, and will be implemented, on the Microsoft mobile OS. But what we're really anticipating is a rumored August or September 2011 update, codenamed "Mango"

Engadget - We'd already heard that Windows Phone 7 is set to get an update of some sort early next year -- possibly coinciding with Mobile World Congress in February -- but ZD Net's Mary Jo Foley is now reporting that an even bigger update could be following in August or September. According to her sources, the update is codenamed "Mango," and it will effectively amount to Windows Phone 7.5, which she says might even be the actual name when it's released.

This update, as reported on the web, includes support for Silverlight runtime and more importantly, HTML5. The latter is a clear indication that Windows Phone 7 is a forward-looking OS, preparing for the next web standard and keeping its OS in line with the technological trends. Beyond that, there's also talk of Windows Phone 8, codenamed as "Apollo". For more news about the Windows Phone 7 updates, click here.

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