The much talked about Mango update for Windows Phone has finally been announced officially by Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications business.
He said the main idea behind the Mango update is to make Windows Phone operating system smarter and easier to operate.
Keeping the user in mind, the company has released an innovative user interface which allows users to open and close apps quicker than they can on Apple or Android devices.
The virtual keyboard developed by Windows Phone is actually better than the one on the iPhone or Android since it speeds up typing by predicting the next likely word or letter, as reported by ‘The Mobile Indian’ earlier. The letters are shown in a bigger font, allowing users to easily key in letters, thus reducing chances of error.
Multitasking is another important feature, which lets users quickly stop working on one application when they need to work on another, and then activate it again later.
Mango also brings Internet Explorer 9, which is zippier compared to native browsers of other phones. Some other important features are augmented reality and voice commands.
Windows Phone, however, is facing some problems: the update process is not as smooth as the company would like it to be, and of course the platform needs more apps than what the Windows Marketplace has to offer.
But overall, the Windows Phone operating system update does one thing beautifully: it brings all the products and services of Microsoft together under one umbrella. Therefore, the different parts of the operating system do not look disjointed; they look like parts of one body, all working in sync.
Microsoft has for long been attempting to bring all its products and services together and this time the company seems to have managed to do so, but then this is just a demonstration—Mango still has to perform in the real world.