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New Features to Come With Mango Have Been Revealed!

May 9, 2011 No Comments

New features for the Mango update have just been revealed! Through their Windows Phone Dev Podcast Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk have revealed major updates to the Windows Phone coming in 7.5 (which should be arriving later this year). Lets take a look through the new features.

Bing Audio allows you to search for music using your phone … Bing Audio allows users to hold up the phone to a song and identify it. (Built in Shazam pretty much…. )

Bing Vision will be a search service using the camera. So, you get this one-stop shop to scan barcodes, Microsoft Tags, QR Codes, Books, CD’s, DVD’s, and even text using OCR. Users could even scan products or images of products. Or, of course, the barcode using the camera. (Nice idea to have something like this built in. I am sure tons of people will take advantage of this)

Turn-by-turn navigation [includes] “voice guidance during driving directions”. WOW to have this come with the phone would be amazing. (None of the big companies for navigation apps have come forward so this is a smart move by Microsoft.)


On-device podcast support. (Not a huge feature but something that is surely welcomed)

SMS Dictation: [In Messages,] at the bottom of the screen on the Application bar is a microphone icon. Under the microphone icon, are the words “Speak”. (Sweet! this is the laziest feature yet but it will definitely come through when you are on the go and want to start texting)



Windows Phone 7 already has the most ‘out the box’ features in my opinion. With the Mango update coming up it is looking like a no brainer…

Source: WPdevpodcast, Windows Phone Secrets


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