(Image Source: The Guardian)

 

BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

You're watching multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Mobile fanatics -- ready to -- Mango?
Microsoft has announced plans for a new O-S for its Windows 7 Phone platform.
It will add more than 500 features and put Microsoft head-to-head with Apple and Google.
CNET takes a look...



“Some of the highlights of the update include a ‘group contacts now’ as well as ‘linked inboxes’ so you can now link your personal inboxes, which is something we’ve been looking forward to. With the Internet browser you now get IE 9 with support for HTML 5 and as for apps you get 3rd party multitasking and they gave a demo here and it looks pretty easy so that’s a big feature we’ve been looking for.”

Another new feature getting a lot of attention?
Mango’s multi-tasking skills.
MobileBurn.com takes a look at how it works.

“So if I’m playing my game here, doing whatever I’m doing, and all of a sudden I want to go check for my email, I can simply go back to my start bar, at anytime I can press and hold the back button and I have my back stacks. I can press and hold maybe go back and resume that game again. And just instantly pick right up where I left off."

 

Mango’s been getting mostly positive juice from reviewers.
A writer for PC World Mango’s OS has a freshly-squeezed feel -- others in the market don’t have.

“With its Mango mobile OS, Microsoft is betting consumers want something just a little different in their smartphone diet. Like its namesake fruit, which is sweet and juicy but in a different way than other produce section offerings, the mobile Mango offers plenty of what we like about iOS or Android, but with a different overall experience.”

But not all are so impressed. A writer for Computer World says, Mango falls short of Google and its other fruitful competitor, Apple.

“Microsoft needs something more than a very good smartphone operating system. It needs to be much better than iOS or Android, and Mango isn’t superior to either of them. And Microsoft desperately needs Windows Phone 7 to have apps, … because that’s what consumers want. But Windows Phone 7 is still well behind iOS and Android when it comes to apps. … the Windows Phone Marketplace now has 17,000 apps. By way of contrast, there are now more than 500,000 iOS apps while at the end of May there were just under 300,000 Android apps.”

So can Mango tango with iPhone and Android? Sound off in our comments section bellow.

 

Follow Newsy on Twitter @Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. 

 

Get more multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy.

 

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May 26, 2011

Microsoft Unveils New Mango Phone Operating System

(Image Source: The Guardian)

 

BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

You're watching multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Mobile fanatics -- ready to -- Mango?
Microsoft has announced plans for a new O-S for its Windows 7 Phone platform.
It will add more than 500 features and put Microsoft head-to-head with Apple and Google.
CNET takes a look...



“Some of the highlights of the update include a ‘group contacts now’ as well as ‘linked inboxes’ so you can now link your personal inboxes, which is something we’ve been looking forward to. With the Internet browser you now get IE 9 with support for HTML 5 and as for apps you get 3rd party multitasking and they gave a demo here and it looks pretty easy so that’s a big feature we’ve been looking for.”

Another new feature getting a lot of attention?
Mango’s multi-tasking skills.
MobileBurn.com takes a look at how it works.

“So if I’m playing my game here, doing whatever I’m doing, and all of a sudden I want to go check for my email, I can simply go back to my start bar, at anytime I can press and hold the back button and I have my back stacks. I can press and hold maybe go back and resume that game again. And just instantly pick right up where I left off."

 

Mango’s been getting mostly positive juice from reviewers.
A writer for PC World Mango’s OS has a freshly-squeezed feel -- others in the market don’t have.

“With its Mango mobile OS, Microsoft is betting consumers want something just a little different in their smartphone diet. Like its namesake fruit, which is sweet and juicy but in a different way than other produce section offerings, the mobile Mango offers plenty of what we like about iOS or Android, but with a different overall experience.”

But not all are so impressed. A writer for Computer World says, Mango falls short of Google and its other fruitful competitor, Apple.

“Microsoft needs something more than a very good smartphone operating system. It needs to be much better than iOS or Android, and Mango isn’t superior to either of them. And Microsoft desperately needs Windows Phone 7 to have apps, … because that’s what consumers want. But Windows Phone 7 is still well behind iOS and Android when it comes to apps. … the Windows Phone Marketplace now has 17,000 apps. By way of contrast, there are now more than 500,000 iOS apps while at the end of May there were just under 300,000 Android apps.”

So can Mango tango with iPhone and Android? Sound off in our comments section bellow.

 

Follow Newsy on Twitter @Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. 

 

Get more multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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