Looks like Microsoft’s Windows Mobile division isn’t wasting any time on improving their latest Windows Phone 7 operating system. Sources close to Microsoft say that the Redmond based company is churning out a major update that could be ready for a late summer or early fall 2011 release.
The WP7 update is supposedly being codenamed “Mango.” But there is nothing fruity about the actual update. According to the rumors, Mango will add some big features, including Silverlight runtime and HTML5 support, and probably some additional languages also. There is also a good chance that Microsoft might add on some more enterprise features with Mango. Sources are pointing to additional support for Exchange ActiveSync policies that enforce security requirements for mobile devices.
I know all of those features sound intriguing, but the update is still a long time away. Microsoft could use the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to possibly unveil or at the least announce the update, along with a possible Windows tablet or slate. In the meantime Microsoft could be releasing some minor updates as soon January or February.
There won;t be a groundbreaking updates, but Microsoft could introduce the copy and paste feature, along with some of the minor bugs users are experiencing.
[via Mary Jo Foley]