The latest incarnation of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, codenamed “Mango”, has gone through its final development cycle and has been released to manufacturers (RTM). The manufacturers will now have the opportunity to optimize the OS to their devices before the update becomes available worldwide.
Microsoft Windows Phone chief Terry Myerson made the announcement on the Windows Team Blog and stated
Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process. The Mango update for current Windows Phone handsets will be ready this fall, and of course will come pre-installed on new Windows Phones.
The Mango update will bring a host of new features to Windows Phone 7 users including threading all communication between one person and another no matter if it is via email, sms, or Facebook – it is all integrated. On top of that users will find app multi-tasking (a much requested feature) and an big update to its web browser Internet Explorer 9 in order to fully support HTML5.