Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 22:13 UTC
Windows "Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing build of 'Mango' - the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process. The Mango update for current Windows Phone handsets will be ready this fall, and of course will come pre-installed on new Windows Phones." Myself and those three others who use a WP7 device rejoice.
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Raise your hands
by dmrio on Tue 26th Jul 2011 22:25 UTC
dmrio
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2005-08-26

The two remaining users of WP7, please.

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RE: Raise your hands
by jbauer on Wed 27th Jul 2011 08:08 UTC in reply to "Raise your hands"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

Please remind me to say something along these lines the next time there's an Ubuntu release.

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RE[2]: Raise your hands
by Beta on Wed 27th Jul 2011 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Raise your hands"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Please remind me to say something along these lines the next time there's an Ubuntu release.


Why? I personally know more than a handful of Ubuntu users… I’m sure others do too.

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RE[3]: Raise your hands
by shotsman on Wed 27th Jul 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Raise your hands"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

The numbers of Ubuntu users I know is rapidly declining. Many have switched to Debian as they get increasingly frustrated with Canonical for releasing such buggy code.

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RE[3]: Raise your hands
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 27th Jul 2011 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Raise your hands"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I actually do know a hand full of WP7 users. They're pretty happy with the devices as well. In any case this is OSNews, popularity of an OS ( mobile or not) should have no bearing on the newsworthy-nes of the story.

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RE[3]: Raise your hands
by sirspudd on Thu 28th Jul 2011 02:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Raise your hands"
sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

Arch Linux mounts me like a donkey and I like it!

w0000000000000000000000000t

/me shows major man boobage

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RE[2]: Raise your hands
by SaschaW on Wed 27th Jul 2011 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Raise your hands"
SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

I also raise my hand! And what is Ubuntu? ;-)

Edited 2011-07-27 12:30 UTC

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RE[3]: Raise your hands
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Raise your hands"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Okay so we got everybody in here. Awesome! No chicks?

Aww.

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RE[4]: Raise your hands
by jspaloss on Thu 28th Jul 2011 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Raise your hands"
jspaloss Member since:
2007-05-10

My wife has a WP7 phone, so I'll raise a hand for her.

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RE: Raise your hands
by kedwards on Wed 27th Jul 2011 12:19 UTC in reply to "Raise your hands"
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

*Raises my hand*

I can't wait to see how much this release improves the user experience.

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This is good news
by ramasubbu_sk on Wed 27th Jul 2011 00:18 UTC
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

This is definitely goods news, now the hardware vendor should put that in a some powerful & beautiful devices!!!

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Feature phone?
by timalot on Wed 27th Jul 2011 15:38 UTC
timalot
Member since:
2006-07-17

It seems they are turning Windows Phone 7 into a "feature phone". Ie not a smart phone.

see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango_%28WP7%29

I mean linkedin, twitter, facebook etc, are part of the OS itself.

Edited 2011-07-27 15:43 UTC

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RE: Feature phone?
by vivainio on Wed 27th Jul 2011 19:20 UTC in reply to "Feature phone?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

It seems they are turning Windows Phone 7 into a "feature phone". Ie not a smart phone.

see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango_%28WP7%29

I mean linkedin, twitter, facebook etc, are part of the OS itself.


Er, having more features out of the box makes the phone somehow less of a smartphone?

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RE[2]: Feature phone?
by timalot on Thu 28th Jul 2011 03:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Feature phone?"
timalot Member since:
2006-07-17

Well if i don't like a feature that came pre installed/configured on my smart phone i can uninstall/hide it.

Can you uninstall/hide the "people hub" on windows phone 7 or "Facebook Places" or "Windows Live Messenger" ?

If not then these are "features" of the phone meaning its a "feature phone".

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Upgrade
by Not2Sure on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
Not2Sure
Member since:
2009-12-07

Did Microsoft keep its original pledge to be the gatekeeper regarding the timing and push of updates for WP7 phones or did they cave into the carrier demands?

I don't own one, so I don't have any idea but during the product launch that was what they were saying. Kinda found it hard to believe, wondering if it actually worked out?

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Love my HTC HD7
by Tuishimi on Thu 28th Jul 2011 15:39 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...Altho' I don't know how much longer it will last the way I treat it.

I am looking forward to the Fall (Autumn) when new phones come out with forward facing cams, updated hardware specs, etc.

Right now I have an account with ATT and with T-Mobile. I'll ditch the HD7 for a new model and leave T-Mobile and stick with old ATT account, but with a new WP7 phone.

OH! For those of you with the HD7, did you get your hardware update? I just got mine yesterday. Finally the camera works like you would hope. Apparently there were some changes with wi-fi and cell connections that are for the better as well, but I haven't tested them.

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