Microsoft preparing massive new Windows Phone 7 software update

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Microsoft announced a new update for Windows Phone 7 today, here's what it includes:
  • Multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer, and fast app switching, including background audio playback for HTML5 webpages

  • Deep phone integration, allowing apps to leverage Live Tiles, including push notifications via Live Agents running in the background

  • Raw access to the camera and sensors (gyro and compass) via the Motion Sensor library, letting apps to control device hardware

  • Internet Explorer 9


The new browser looks quite incredible, as this comparison video with Nexus S and iPhone 4 shows:

They also announced new apps are on the way from Skype, Spotify, Layar, Qantas, Amazon Shopping, and Kik Messenger. Angry Birds will launch on the Marketplace at the end of this month.
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