So I know you have all been waiting for the Windows Phone 7.5 Review from your favorite gadget blog so here it is.
Windows Phone 7.5 builds strongly on Microsoft’s sleek new smartphone operating system by doing much to make it a more social device and by delivering more connected and intelligent phone apps to consumers who are yearning to see the worlds largest software maker step up with a stable and feature rich mobile platform.
Windows Phone 7 has desperately needed an update to fill in the missing pieces of what seemed like a rushed product since its first release so the Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ update brings with it a comprehensive list of fixes and features that are sure to please even the most discriminate phone user.
This operating system release is the first major update from Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 and the anticipation has been high for months now that the team from Redmond would come through with all the wanted features and services. The OS update, known online for months now as Mango or officially Windows Phone 7.5, brings more than 500 new features and focuses on improving three key areas: communications, apps, and internet. I was able recently to get a chance to take a better look into the Mango update and I found a lot to like.
Social Networking on Windows Phone 7.5
Windows Phone 7.5 goes well beyond it’s initial partnership with Facebook by integrating Twitter and LinkedIn into the core of the OS for a seamless and smooth running integration. That means you’ll see status updates from all three social networks from within your People hub just below your What’s New stream. Do you not want to see it all at one time? Tap the All Accounts tab and select which services you want Windows to show updates for on your phone. The Twitter integration that we all were looking for in Windows Phone 7 arrives in style with the 7.5 Mango along with a great LinkedIn implementation which is far better than the Android version.
Groups on Windows Phone 7.5
Now that your Windows Phone integrates so well with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the People hub can begin to look a little cluttered. The new Groups feature in Windows Phone 7.5 helps you get better organized and stay that way longer with an easy to use profile. Windows Phone 7.5 Phone Users can create groups of their contacts, whether it’s a list of family members, business colleagues, or a specific group of your closet friends. You can then place a Live Tile for that Group on the Start screen for easy access to your favorite friends or family members. Groups work well for keeping in touch with family members and are the perfect tool for parents to communicate with a group of children.
Multitasking on Windows Phone 7.5
Juggling multiple apps is easy now in Windows Phone 7.5 because the Mango features multitasking capabilities, but what you may actually get out of these depends on which apps you actually run. Some apps such as most music players, for example will run as background processes, but most often what you really get is the same fast-task switching that we all know of from before, with the addition of an integrated app picker so you can now select where you want to go back to.
Wrap Up Review of the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System
The new Windows Phone 7.5 update integrates more than 500 features and these top 3 features in the Windows Phone are just the tip of the iceberg of apps and features we now carry in the palm of our hands.