The much-anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 (formerly code-named “Mango”) update has been announced by Microsoft Malaysia today with a faster and richer user interface, promising a slew of sophisticated features including social integration. Microsoft’s updated mobile operating system enriches communication in a whole new way with the tagline ‘Put people first’. Why don’t we take a look at some of the exciting new features in this platform upgrade?
One of the people-centric features is the intuitive People feature for one-touch access to Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Here, you can bond with the VIPs in your life by sharing precious moments together all in one place without opening any applications. Group family and friends and pin it to the Start screen in a personalised Live Tile with the Groups feature for live updates including instant messages, emails and SMSes in an organised interface.
Stay in touch, be in the loop and catch the gossip on Facebook chat, Messenger and Twitter wherever you are. You can even check-in, tag photos and show off that mouth-watering dessert you are devouring at that moment. Plus, Internet Sharing on the Windows Phone 7.5 enables you to share content across your own different devices and platforms so keeping tabs on things remain painless.
Pin your Apps to the Start screen for live updates in a single glance. Explore, discover and search for apps with the built-in search function. View spanking-new apps and top downloads instantly and get it onto your device just like that. The interface is faster, simpler and delivers an overall better user experience.
Foodies rejoice! Find out where and what is good to eat in town with the Local Scout app. Lovers of art galleries, concerts, plays entertainment, shopping and more will be able to pinpoint the next destination with Local Scout. Everything is localised within your reach so you can head towards the right direction with this cool Windows Phone 7.5 feature.
With improved hardware boost, browse Web pages in amazing detail, thanks to Internet Explorer 9. Another great feature we are looking forward to is the SkyDrive, a cloud-based storage which is great for mobile collaboration. Windows Live users can upload, share and edit Microsoft Office documents on the SkyDrive in addition to photos, videos and files.
Danny Ong, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia says, “Windows Phone 7 broke new ground when it was first announced last year. We brought innovation to mobile platforms and delivered a refreshing smartphone experience that puts people first. Windows Phone is unlike anything the market has to offer. With Windows Phone 7.5, we’re taking this innovation a step further to offer an immersive and rich social experience that is sophisticated, intuitive and a joy to use.”
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 update is available to all Windows Phone 7 customers from today and is expected to be fully released to all existing customers by the end of October. New Windows Phone 7.5 devices are expected to arrive in Malaysian shores within the coming months.
Update your Windows Phone 7 device on the Where’s my phone update? page or visit the Windows Phone Blog for more details. Additionally, you can find out more about updating Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 7.5 here.