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Windows phone Mango releases worldwide

Windows Phone 7 Mango

Here it is at last. Microsoft has released Windows Phone 7.5 a.k.a Mango to the world today. It is the latest version of Windows Phone OS.

Microsoft has included several new features and updates that show all signs of getting windows phone ahead of it’s rivals Android and Apple.

Current Windows Phone users will get a notification on their device telling them when their update is available. That could be any time between now and the end of October depending on when individual phone networks release it to their customers.

Microsoft actually released Mango prior to it’s deadline and in excitement of their achievement, Microsoft has opened their doors, unveiling the new Windows Marketplace . Users can now explore through various apps and download or buy them.

Windows Marketplace : http://mango.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-US/default.aspx

Dual Boot Windows Mobile and Android

Here’s a video that shows how you can dual boot Android OS  on your Windows phone:

 

 

Instructions on Installing and other guidelines can be found herehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=623792

 

 

 

What makes Angry Birds so addictive ???

Angry Birds

Well first of all, I don’t think i need to explain what “Angry Birds” is all about. It’s everywhere; games on various platforms,smartphone cases, tshirts, bagpacks, stuffed toys, movies, ads,…..phew !!!

Angry Birds, the two-year old gaming app from developer Rovio, has been downloaded more than 300 million times to date and is on track to reaching its one billion downloads, according to Rovio CEO Peter Vesterback. The franchise has turned Rovio into a reported $1 billion company (on par with JetBlue).

Starting out as a free, ads-free iPhone app in 2009, Angry Birds has expanded to free and paid versions for Android, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, Maemo, PC/Mac, Sony PS3/PSP, and Roku hardware. There are also for it’s launch on various Nintendo consoles, Microsoft Xbox, and BlackBerry PlayBook.

In a survey conducted, it was revealed that gamers play angry birds nearly 200 million minutes per day. That in turn is equivalent to each hour played each day for 16 years !!!!!!!!!!!!

Also a survey conducted by AYTM.com of 1000 gamers who have played Angry Birds 25+ times revealed that around 23% of the people found it very relaxing to play the game.

Well i guess this means that any console that comes out in the future, that does not have an angry bird app for it, isn’t going to be hanging around in the market for long 😛

Here’s a really fun trailer i like of the Angry Birds Series :

Smartphone business slowly moving from Android to Windows Phone ?

A report in the Chinese paper The 21st Century Business Herald today indicates that some handset manufactures are looking at moving their business away from Android and focusing on Windows Phone handsets instead. Some of these vendors worry about the risk of becoming embroiled in patent infringement due to adoption of Android, and are thus moving on to support  Microsoft Mango operating system.

The China-based vendors aren’t concerned with becoming targets of lawsuits themselves, but are more concerned that the cost of using Android will grow – requiring them to pay huge licensing fees which they cannot afford. Some companies had already started to move into Windows Phone 7 before the ruling, attempting to diversify their businesses rather than focus on just one operating system.

Nokia planning to hang up on symbian phones in U.S,Canada

With the vision and commitment of moving Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS forward, nokia will stop selling symbian smartphones and feature phones in the U.S and Canada. This move will lead to the company to focus on developing and distributing more of windows phones. This definitely seems like a wise decision to Nokia to give itself a very good chance for competing against other windows phone vendors and against the reigning smartphone OS king Android.

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