Microsoft’s next major release of Windows Phone will be previewed on May 24th and can circle the 24th of May as the date when Redmond will dish the full details of its next major software release, will likely upgrade its mobile nomenclature as well as feature set…………..
Come May 24th at 10 AM, Microsoft will be previewing the next major release of Windows Phone (VIP Preview) and most likely the long-awaited Mango release.The event will be held in New York City, the company said.Microsoft also appears to be taking a page from Google and Shazam in future feature additions to the Windows Phone 7 platform, if a Monday feature leak is any indication.Microsoft has provided details of the new OS update on several occasions, with the most recent update occurring in April.By far the biggest new feature of “Mango” is multitasking. Microsoft first announced that multitasking was coming during February’s Mobile World Congress. Windows Phone won’t allow apps to arbitrarily run in the background, because that could eat up too much battery. Instead, apps will be allowed to call background agents, which will have less latitude to run freely when a phone is on 3G or battery power, and more when a phone is plugged in or on Wi-Fi.The Mango update will also support playing music in the background—both from the Web and from native apps—along with apps setting alarms and completing file downloads in the background.In addition, Internet Explorer 9 is also coming to the OS.
According to information given to the Windows Phone Developer podcast. Microsoft plans to add Bing Vision and Bing Audio to the operating system’s capabilities, perhaps in the “Mango” update that’s due to hit the platform later this year. In addition, there may be turn-by-turn spoken directions for Bing Maps.”We’ve been given some information, if true, that is totally exciting,” Ryan Loudermilk, the host of the podcast, said.The two apps appear to be part of a new augmented reality strategy, according to the Loudermilks, two additions to the Bing experience that are baked into the OS.Bing Audio appears to be similar to Shazam, where a user holds up the phone, which listens to the music to identify the track for the user, connecting to Microsoft’s music store to allow the user to buy it. Only recorded music may be used and not a live performance or humming.Bing Vision, by contrast, appears to take a page from Google Goggles which Google launched at the end of 2009. The Google Goggles app now has added translation and barcode scanning, among others.The Windows Phone Developer podcast also released an image that shows Bing offering voice guidance during driving directions, with maps that rotate in the direction of travel.So let’s see what happend on May 24th.