The latest upgrade of Windows Phones 7 will bring about 500 updates to the operating system, its creator, Microsoft has announced.
The updates, dubbed as the Mango update, will be announced in New York later today. The company will also provide details on the companies who will be producing Windows Phones and the associated carriers.
“We have a big launch event to talk about the next release of Windows Phone tomorrow (Tuesday) so that information will be, uh, forthcoming, including some of the particulars about who’s going to be building Windows Phones and which carriers will be offering them here in Japan,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive officer, during the Microsoft Developer Forum at Shinagawa Intercity, Japan on Monday.
The latest announcement is in line with The Mobile Indian’s earlier report.
Ballmer also expressed hopes that developers would create fun applications around the live tiles, the widget like appearance that makes the Windows Phone home screens beautiful. The live tiles also allow the users to link to a deeper page of an app from the home screen itself, thus enabling easy access to the users.
The number of updates, 500, announced is huge so it may be possible all may not be covered in today’s New York event.
On Skype, he said, “Helping people communicate is an important part of what Microsoft does and Skype will help it achieve that goal.”