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Windows Phone 7 at Mix 11

Microsoft’s MIX development conference has just finished and there have been a lot of great announcements for the future of Windows Phone 7.

The next update is called “Mango” as has a whole host of updates:

Internet Explorer 9

Mango will bring with it a new browser which will have the same rendering engine as their new, desktop browser. so this includes:

  • Hardware Acceleration
  • HTML5
  • CSS Standards Support

all this on a mobile device. the demo vids have shown that updated devices to be faster than counterpart Iphones / Android Devices.

Third Party Multitasking

Only built-in Microsoft apps can multi-task but that will all change, allowing:

  • Fast Application Switching
  • File Transfers
  • Background Audio

and more.

Random Extras:

Don’t forget that Microsoft have already told us that Twitter will be getting much deeper integration with the Mango update – that will be pretty great!

TCP/IP support will allow a Skype app.

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