Microsoft has detailed several Silverlight API improvements in Windows Phone 7.1.
The software giant published a number of MSDN documents on Tuesday detailing developer improvements for what it calls Windows Phone 7.1. The company is due to unveil its consumer features of Windows Phone “Mango” later today. Microsoft’s MSDN documents are said to be placeholder naming for Windows Phone “Mango” as the company has yet to confirm or unveil its final branding for the update.
Speaking at Microsoft’s Developer Forum 2011 on Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer promised that the company’s next update, codenamed Mango, will include over 500 new features. Microsoft is holding a VIP Windows Phone Mango event later today. The software giant is also expected to unveil new developer tools for Windows Phone applications. Microsoft is currently hard at work on “Mango”, its next major release of Windows Phone. Microsoft has promised to ship “Mango” later in the year. “Mango” is currently in the early beta stages at Microsoft, built as 7.1 currently. The company revealed a number of new features in February that will ship as part of its Windows Phone point release later this year. Nokia is also reportedly waiting for the next release of Windows Phone before it unveils its first Windows Phone device.
For a full feature list and video demos, please check out our overview of Windows Phone Mango here.