Microsoft has taken the wraps off a number of Windows Phone related sessions at MIX11.
Here’s the interesting ones, revealed by Microsoft on Tuesday, that were previously marked as TBD:
- What’s Coming Next to the Windows Phone Application Platform
- Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with the Windows Azure Platform
- Going Mobile with Your Site on Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7
- What’s New in the Windows Phone Developer Tools?
- Windows Phone Multitasking
- Multitasking in the Next Version of Windows Phone, Part II: Using Background Agents
- Sensor Access in the Next Version of Windows Phone
- What’s New for Windows Phone Development with Silverlight?
- What’s New for Windows Phone Development with the XNA Framework?
Microsoft will make a number of Windows Phone related announcements at its MIX11 conference tomorrow. The software giant will unveil more features of its “Mango” update, due later this year. Microsoft is expected to announce support for Silverlight in Internet Explorer 9 mobile, full socket support for developers and camera API improvements. There’s also rumors of a new flexible hardware specification which will see a new chasis spec for Windows Phone.
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”, the codename for what will likely be named Windows Phone 7.5, is currently in the early beta stages at Microsoft. 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.
“Mango” currently contains multitasking, Internet Explorer 9 mobile and Twitter integration. Microsoft’s unveiling in Mobile World Congress tied up some of the unknowns with “Mango” but only scraped the surface of what the release will contain. Microsoft will unveil further information about the Internet Explorer 9 mobile component at MIX11 this week. Microsoft is planning to mark Windows Phone 7′s first birthday with a big platform release. Although Microsoft is still working on the release, codenamed “Mango”, the software giant is expected to brand it as Windows Phone 7.5 as an interim before the platform is aligned neatly into Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.