First Windows Phone “Tango” build spotted, includes device search?

By Tom Warren, on 4th Aug 11 5:44 pm with 27 Comments

Microsoft is rumored to be preparing a “Tango” build of Windows Phone and the first alleged picture of the build leaked online this week.

Post-RTM builds of Windows Phone 7.5 were identified earlier this week from server logs of a Windows Phone application. Build 7.10.8200 was spotted in server logs and appears to have shown up on a Slovakian forum too. WPCentral reports that a moderator at the site, named Snake, posted the following description of build 8220 Tango:

“Content Search (Build 8200 Tango), it more or less works, first it´s finding content directly on the phone, and then on the web, the good thing is that Facebook pages work now (finally), i don´t know about twitter/LinkedIn, i haven´t them synced up, voice activated searching is also possible, similar function what iPhone has.”

The build is believed to be an interim release between Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” and the next-generation of Windows Phone, currently codenamed “Apollo.” The jump in build strings would explain a split in development, keeping the 77xx trees available for future 7.5 updates and bug fixes. We’re unable to immediately verify the report but an image posted with the build description does appear to be genuine and suggests that Microsoft could be building in full device content search into a future Windows Phone Update.

Microsoft recently finalized its Windows Phone 7.5 update. Windows Phone 7.5 devices are now expected to go on sale during the month of September. Nokia, one of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 manufacturers, is expected to announce and debut Nokia Windows Phone devices in late October.

Windows Phone Tango content search?

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    TANGO!!!

  • Ssssss

    lol Slovakian forum, you gotta be kidding me

    • Viipottaja2

      What’s wrong with Slovakia?
       
      I would laught a lot harder if its was forum based in Georgia (Georgia, US, that is)! ;)

  • http://www.twitter.com/wixostrix WixosTrix

    I like how easy it is to just type an app name in the app list and hit marketplace search in Mango.  So many steps removed.

  • Anonymous

    hahaa. what will the android fanboys say now?

    “HURRRR DURRRR I DONT LIKE TEH UI”

    but they like that android shitstain grid of static icons and horrid inconsistent widgets, and the ugliest apps ive ever seen in my life.

    Actually, I’ll be happy if they dont like the wp7 UI, becuase they obviously have zero taste, and someone with zero taste is always wrong about design.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you but no need to be ass about it

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you but no need to be ass about it

  • Grannyville7989

    You know when you’ve been tangoed.

  • Grannyville7989

    You know when you’ve been tangoed.

  • Grannyville7989

    You know when you’ve been tangoed.

  • http://twitter.com/Wheezle211 Wheezle

    I wish they’d make the bing button go to this rather than just bloody web search I almost never use.

    • Anonymous

      …thats what they are trying to do… thats why it says tango will get web/local combined search

  • Anonymous

    This could be Mango.. for all we know

  • BucksterMcgee

    Just think of it this way:

    “It takes two to tango.”
    ;)

  • Renzo

    don’t care about Mango no more
    :D

  • Anonymous

    Tango spotted. Please advise.

  • Anonymous

    Tango spotted. Please advise.

  • Anonymous

     I’m wondering how you actually get to the search. Maybe a soft search button below the arrow on the start screen?

  • Candid Calum

    That screenshot also appears to show that Facebook Pages may be displayed in the contact list of the People hub (most likely as an option), unless it is possible to do that already? I’ve never been able to have my Facebook Pages show up in my contact list, but I’d really like to be able to so I can add them to Groups and see their latest updates. Seeing as the screenshot shows “Dr. Dre (Facebook)”, it’s more likely to be a Page than a Profile. I really hope that is coming!

  • Candid Calum

    That screenshot also appears to show that Facebook Pages may be displayed in the contact list of the People hub (most likely as an option), unless it is possible to do that already? I’ve never been able to have my Facebook Pages show up in my contact list, but I’d really like to be able to so I can add them to Groups and see their latest updates. Seeing as the screenshot shows “Dr. Dre (Facebook)”, it’s more likely to be a Page than a Profile. I really hope that is coming!

  • Zixingdeng

    Tango is the chinese version of Mango as far as i know

    • Anonymous

      what?

  • Clouse

    Dodo, Mango, Tango, Apollo and even in other Microsoft things; Metro, Aero

    • Clouse

      *NoDo

    • Anonymous

      WinMo?

    • Anonymous

      WinMo?

  • http://w1ngnut.myopenid.com/ w1ngnut

    Wow, this is really something I’m looking forward to! Will 1st gen phones accept Tango?