If you are following the updates, you may know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8 officially with the codename “Apollo“. Unfortunately this new version will not support the existing devices. To bring the new features of Windows Phone 8 to the current Windows Phone 7.5 devices, Microsoft will be rolling out an update Windows Phone 7.8 soon. This step will really make the Lumia users happy to some extend.
Almost all the smartphone users will be familiar with WhatsApp, the perfect replacement for your standard sms, but completely free if you have a working internet connection. Well, now WhatsApp is also available for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, though WP 7.5 Mango still isn’t officially released but some ROMS leaked for some specific handsets.
Just a couple of moths ago, Microsoft announced the next version of Windows Phone, dubbed as Mango. Though none of the devices running the previous version of the OS, have officially obtained the upcoming version till now but leakers have already made it available for some devices before the official roll-out, as usual.
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Well, Microsoft finalized its Windows Phone 7.5 update last week, but the leaked screenshots of next update have started appearing in the wild. Windows Phone Tango, which is reported by many sources to be the minor release before the next generation Windows Phone OS codenamed Apollo, will include a global search option.
Earlier this week Microsoft released Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 update for developers, meaning only those users who are registered with Dev Devices Program on Microsoft Connect can update their devices to this release. But thanks to hacking community which has found a workaround to install this Mango Beta 2 on WP 7 devices without needing any Develop Account.
Today Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 for developers after testing it internally for several weeks. Along with WP7 Beta 2, the SDK tools for the said beta version are also available for download.
The official wordpress app for Windows Phone 7 mobiles is now available for download. WordPress is the most popular and largest blogging platform and even this site itself runs on wordpress.
Chrome to WP 7 is a new app for Windows Phone 7 handsets which works just like Chrome to Phone app for android. After installing the chrome extension in the desktop Chrome browser and Chrome to WP7 in the Windows Phone 7 mobile, WP7 users can send the links and other selected text from Google Chrome to their phone.
It is reported that Microsoft will allow users to install and set the custom ringtones on Windows Phone 7 in next Windows Phone OS update, but if you don’t want to wait for that OS release, here is ChevronWP7 custom ringtone manager which can deploy up to 5 ringtones on WP 7.