Finally, all the speculation has been put to rest by the Windows Phone team. The much awaited update of Microsoft’s Windows Phone dubbed “Mango” which brings over 500 new features for end users (Most of them are under the hood, but still, it’s a huge update) is ready to rock your existing Windows Phone devices.
The new update to the beautifully metro OS brings many must-have features like Fast multitasking, enhanced live tile support, new APIs, a lot of updates to the built-in apps like bing. Do not forget the much awaited front facing camera support. The list is endless, check this short and sweet review of Mango.
The update will start rolling out in the coming weeks and the process will follow the same as NoDo. The timing is dependent on the manufacturers and carriers now. You can follow the ” Where is my phone update ? ” for exact dates on when the roll out hits your region/carrier/device. And you will need the new versions of Zune software for PCs and Windows Phone connector for mac to install the latest update.
Good to know that the roll out is starting in the coming weeks, which suggests that Nokia world will indeed feature some juice Mango-based Nokias.
For more details check the source link.
Source Windows Team Blog
The chrome2phone equivalent for Symbian has arrived in style ! It has been implemented through Nokia Drop which is already a great service to send links and wallpapers to phone.
This is what Drop usually does :
- Change your phone’s wallpaper
- Send image to your phone (Note: images are send as a link and will be downloaded to mobile via Nokia Drop application)
- Send URL to your favourite phone browser (ie. Nokia Browser or Opera Mobile)
- Send map view or send selected location from maps.nokia.com
- Send feeds to Nokia Reader or to native browser web feed
Now it supports this :
NEW: Install apps, wallpapers, themes, ringtones from Ovi Store without SMS
“Nokia Drop uses Push Notifications, so no cable or Bluetooth connection is needed.”
Just like Chrome2Phone right ? 🙂
Good to know that many trivial features like these are *still* coming for Symbian, hope everything is replicated to the next version of Windows Phone !
Check out the Video :
Available for all Symbian^3 users ( v1.3 )
Symbian^1 users can try this in v1.2 itself.
Download now and drop away !
Here’s some of the cool stuff that was demoed earlier at Mix’11 vegas. Head of software WP, Joe Belfiore ( the same guy who demoed mango at MWC ) shows us much more cool stuff that comes with mango. And it’s very interesting to look at because, this version of the Windows Phone is THE flavor that might hit Nokia windows phone devices.
Really cool stuff ! mainly during the demo of the Qantas App. Have a look !
FYI, Mango should be coming by fall.
Nokia announces “Anna” along with the E6 and the X7 as it’s representatives : a big roundup
Yes, the much leaked and pre-announced X7 , and the most detailed leak ever, the E6 have been formally announced today. The X7 is a 4″ slate with specs almost similar to the C7, and the E6 is of the hybrid touch n type form factor that comes with a Qwerty keyboard.
True caller, an amazing app that gets you info on unknown callers ( like location, country etc ). While this is the main functionality there are lots of added advantages too.
Quoted from their website :
Social Caller ID see your Facebook and LinkedIn friends latest status message and profile picture on incoming/outgoing calls
Caller ID+ by sharing your address book information with other CallerID+ users we can now support CallerID service for all countries in the world! It´s only possible to make a lookup on incoming calls and requires you to opt-in share.
Call Filter – mark numbers as spam and get notified or block them from calling you
Update phonebook with missing information
SMS-Popup shows you a preview of the incoming SMS and who the sender is
Tweet your incoming/outgoing calls with TrueCaller directly to your Twitter
Name and number search in more than 27 countries
Maps and directions
Thats a lot if you ask me. Now go ahead and DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
Changelog is after the break and the interesting part, too is after the break, read on :
As promised, Nokia has now reaffirmed us through an international mobile internet conference in Beijing, that Symbian will evolve and get more user friendly.We have seen earlier how Nokia said Symbian updates would be made available to all the devices ( Symbian^3 and upward ). Have a look at the slide they presented :
They have promised :
- 50 new features in an update during January 2011(Includes new HTML 5 browser, split qwerty keyboard,reworked homescreen mechanics)
- Dual core(1 Ghz) phones with extra Graphics memory( wondering what that extra’s gonna be )
- True Zoom cameras ( optical zoom like N93 or the lossless digital zoom like on the N8 ? hmmm,a point to ponder )
- Easier software updates ( will it include ovi app updates too ? ) and an updatable Browser.
- Overall new Zippier UI based on Qt which might be unified with the likes of Meego ( *crosses fingers* )
And in lesser news, like i already reported, E7 is now officially being postponed to early 2011. Seriously Nokia ? Hasn’t the N8 taught you a lesson or two about announcement and shipping delays ?
Anyway,lets hope they have delayed it for the greater good.
Via Engadget, Mynokiablog
A rumor was going around that the Android market is getting updated to feature new UI, now it has become true.
Have a look at this screenshot :
- Courtesy : XDA-developers
So, do you notice the nice nip and tuck beautification of the market ? It’s supposed to have UI elements from the Honeycomb flavor of Android that is bound to release soon. So, download it right away and experience the new UI. The main advantage of the new UI is , you can view details of the application by being in the same page, means not needing to navigate to another tab. And some respite has been given to the apk size constraint of 25 MB, now it has been increased to 50 MB. Still , i think it limits the potential of the Market for Games.
Supposedly available for all flavors of android, but if you find any issues feel free to comment.
Read on to find a rough changelog :