Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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Android is nice and all, but I simply don't understand Google's strategy. Every phone has to be updated by manufacturers, there are lots of different UIs already, different versions all existing side-by-side, which makes it very hard for developers to target the best of the best.

Blimey, that sounds a whole lot like Windows Mobile up until today!

I'll have to wait for the nitty gritty about WP7S (SDK, multitasking, etc.), but so far, it's looking pretty damn good. Tighter control is the way to go hardware-wise, because it ensures a single, non-moving target for developers.

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