Microsoft has officially signed off the Windows Phone project and handed the source code over to device manufacturers for further optimisation of the latest Windows Phone operating system for their relative devices, according to the official blog post on the Windows Phone blog.
With this, the Windows phone “Mango” OS officially enters the RTM (Release to manufacturing) build phase. This is a good news that the much awaited operating system has reached a step closer to getting in to devices being made available to users worldwide, but the better news is that with the RTM phase on the devices will definitely be reaching the users in the coming few months.
The good work does not just ends here as Microsoft has already started working on the Windows Phone Mango operating system update for current Windows Phone 7 devices as well and Microsoft is aiming to catch up with the device release dates in order to make the update available on time.
Presently there is no official announcement on the date of this update but Microsoft is expecting this anytime during the months of October/November.
The Mango update for Windows Phone will introduce some new features including multitasking capability, hardware-accelerated mobile web browsing through Internet Explorer 9, better social media integration and last but not the least better support for Office documents in SkyDrive (Microsoft’s free cloud-based storage service), and much more.
Till now we have already heard about almost every device manufacturer working on this new update based device but the first official confirmation for a Mango based device’s availability came from Japan based manufacturer Fujitsu.
Fujitsu has gotten in to technical collaboration with Toshiba to come up with the first ever WP mango based device for Japan. The device is slated to be launched in the month of September but will be available only for Japan.