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WP7 Mango Released to Manufacturers

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Jul 26, 2011, 1:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Microsoft today announced that Windows Phone 7 mango has reached a major milestone: the code has been finalized and handed over to cell phone manufacturers. The release to manufacturer — or RTM — stage means that hardware companies such as HTC, LG, and Samsung, and network operators such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless can use the code to optimize their respective hardware and services before rolling them out later this year. Microsoft said that it is now working on how the update will be rolled out to existing WP7 handsets. Mango is still on track for release this fall.

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Jul 28, 2011, 12:57 PM

Whats with the fruity names?

Not looking to start a flame war or anything, but whats with Microsoft naming their mobile software versions after fruit, similar to android and their dessert based names. I think it's kind of cheesy and unoriginal.

Jul 26, 2011, 4:51 PM

Mango Goodness!

Ive never been disappointed with the taste and juiciness of mangos. Lol

Despite my eagerness for the mango update, I just hope that the carriers have worked out the bugs in the update process with some devices. This update, as well as the update process, will be one of the crucial elements in mass popularity. WP7 is very nice, even in its infant stage and I can't wait for the update. Of course this platform will still not be for everyone but, I hope to see more people enjoying WP7.

There are only two features I would really love to see. If not in the mango update itself, then a future minor update. I appreciated the SkyDrive feature and the integration of MS office but, I would like to see direct document transfer to and from the compu...
With Zune being integrated into XBOX live, and microsoft saying that there will be one operating system to rule them all, I think zune integration is close.

As for the direct document transfer, with microsoft allowing those chevron people to unlo...
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