The Windows Phone 7 Mango release, due this Fall, adds a lot to Microsoft's mobile OS, say a group of enterprise mobile programmers.
Analysis: Microsoft may be spending big bucks on Windows Phone 7 development, but the big payoff is from Android, it turns out.
The Windows Phone Mango release, due this fall, includes changes that improve Microsoft's mobile OS for business users and IT groups.
Users will be able to browse the full app catalog, view screenshots, and check out details and reviews. Microsoft will also allow you to share your favorite apps via a link in e-mails or recommendations on Facebook and Twitter.
To hear Microsoft executive Andy Lees describe Mango's 500 improvements to the Windows Phone platform would be daunting.
Analysts say Microsoft's mobile OS offers plenty of what users like about iOS or Android, but with a different overall experience.
Even with the 500 improvements announced Tuesday in the Windows Phone OS update called Mango, some analysts are concerned that Microsoft didn't show any new hardware to ship in the fall with Mango installed.
More than 500 features set to join Microsoft's smartphone OS later this year include Office 365 and SkyDrive support.
Gartner's first-quarter numbers say Android accounts for 36 percent of sales, Nokia is second with 27.4 percent, followed by Apple's iOS in third place with 16.8 percent.