10 Big Improvements In Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango Update

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    Don Reisinger

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Microsoft has made it clear that the Internet is going to play an important role in its upcoming "Mango" update. In fact, the company said that when users surf the Web, they will be able to engage in a "hyperlocal" search of content, as well as take advantage of Bing's many services, including Music Search and Voice.
Since Windows Phone 7 first launched late last year, Microsoft has been facing some trouble trying to get smartphones running the platform into consumers' hands. Consumers have been opting for Apple's iPhone, as well as the many Android-based smartphones on store shelves. It's a similar story on the enterprise side where those customers have opted for a BlackBerry device. In an attempt to reverse its fortune in the smartphone marketplace, Microsoft recently unveiled its "Mango" update. The update, which will be available on devices in the fall, will deliver hundreds of improvements to the platform and potentially give it a much better chance at competing against iOS and Android than ever before. To say that it's a significant improvement is a bit of an understatement. With hundreds of improvements, however, some might wonder what the major updates are. Here's a look at some of the big updates Microsoft has made to its smartphone OS.
This article was originally published on 2011-05-31
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.