WP7 Mango to Add User-Made Ringtones
Microsoft today announced another new feature for its upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango update. With Mango, Microsoft will include more on-board ringtones, but will also allow users to create their own. According to Microsoft, it will support sound files that are less than 39 seconds in length, smaller than 1MB, and are DRM-free MP3s/WMAs. Ringtones can be added via the desktop Zune client, noted Microsoft, and it said it expects a large number of ringtone creation apps to debut in the Marketplace later this fall when Mango launches. More details will become available closer to Mango's availability.
Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Hits Phones This Month
Microsoft today said Office Universal apps will be available to the Windows 10 platform for phones by the end of the month. The Office Universal apps work across desktop, tablet, and handset form factors.
Microsoft Debuts Hyperlapse App for Windows Phone and Android
Microsoft today released an application for Windows Phone and Android handsets called Hyperlapse. The app can be used to stabilize shaky footage or to create fast-moving time-lapse videos.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Windows 10 for PCs Lands July 29; No Word On Mobile
Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to PCs and tablets on July 29. Most hardware running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 should be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
Microsoft Says Windows 10 Arriving This Summer
Microsoft today made a number of announcements regarding Windows 10, including details about its arrival. Microsoft will make Windows 10 available to smartphones, tablets, and PCs "this summer." Previously, Microsoft had only committed to "later this year." In addition to the timetable, Microsoft announced a commitment from Lenovo that will the see the company bring Windows 10 phones to market (in China) by the middle of the year.
And we're supposed to be excited?