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Windows Phones to get Mango Updates Sept 27th?

September 23, 2011

According to a leaked AT&T memo, the first Windows Phones to get the Mango update Mango will be on Sept 27th for HTC, Samsung and LG. 

The Mango update is a big leap from the original Windows Phone 7 release and its NoDo update. Anythingbutiphone.com has a great list of the features:

 

New

  1. SkyDrive support (including shared folders)
  2. Internet Explorer 9
  3. HTML5
  4. Hardware acceleration
  5. Multitasking
  6. Task-switcher
  7. Twitter integration
  8. Xbox LIVE Avatar accessories
  9. Kinect integration
  10. Skype
  11. Application jump list
  12. Application search
  13. Redesigned Marketplace
  14. Improved Marketplace search results
  15. Streamlined app installation
  16. Over-the-air podcasts
  17. Silverlight + XNA
  18. Improved panorama and pivot controls
  19. TCP/IP sockets
  20. SQL CE database
  21. Live Agents
  22. Deep Links
  23. Multiple live tiles per app
  24. Gyro
  25. Motion Sensor
  26. Instant-resume for apps
  27. Power management (Battery Saver)
  28. Parental controls (including M-rated titles)
  29. Custom ringtones
  30. Background audio
  31. File download service
  32. Alarm notifications
  33. Redesigned Games Hub
  34. Silverlight 4
  35. Beta/private publishing on the Marketplace
  36. Pinnable email folders
  37. Email conversation view
  38. Server search
  39. Lync
  40. Complex (alpha-numeric) passwords
  41. Information Rights Management
  42. Hidden Wi-Fi networks
  43. App Connect (formerly Search Extras)
  44. Quick Cards
  45. Local Scout
  46. Indoor maps
  47. Photo translation
  48. Image search
  49. Improved virtual keyboard
  50. Contact communication history
  51. LinkedIn integration
  52. Notifications
  53. Calendar integration with Facebook Events
  54. Facial recognition
  55. People tags
  56. Updated mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  57. Single track repeat
  58. Improved drop-down media controls
  59. Playback controls on the lock screen
  60. Favorite places
  61. Web Marketplace
  62. Multiple file formats on SkyDrive, including PDF
  63. Instant access to Bing under device lock
  64. Emoticons
  65. Photo auto-fix
  66. Improved Marketplace search
  67. Artist imagery on artist card
  68. Related artists
  69. Detailed now playing list
  70. Toggle for full-screen video
  71. Video scrubing
  72. Game history
  73. Achievement comparison
  74. Xbox LIVE friends list
  75. Xbox LIVE messages
  76. Command bar integrated in all hubs, includes search button
  77. Save camera settings
  78. Vibrate-only alarm and new alarm sounds
  79. Snooze options for reminders
  80. Redesigned Pictures Hub
  81. Redesigned Camera
  82. Microsoft Points balance shown in the Games Hub
  83. “Open IE9 tab in new/current tab” setting
  84. Bing Maps auto-navigates to user’s location
  85. Microsoft Office for Mobile updated to v14.5
  86. Camera Roll moved to the main area of the Pictures Hub
  87. Option to enable tap screen to take pictures
  88. Password lock time interval
  89. Zune HD-like shutdown experience
  90. Animated Pictures Hub tile
  91. Recent games list
  92. Improved Avatar animations (changes based on message context)
  93. Improved call screen
  94. Quick Events
  95. Sync Twitter followers to the People Hub
  96. Pictures Hub live tile slideshow
  97. Talking caller ID
  98. Fast Async
  99. Avatar Awardables
  100. Game add-ons
  101. Photo apps included in the Pictures Hub
  102. Pin photo albums to start
  103. Review photos under lock

Confirmed

  1. Location check-ins
  2. Photosynth (possibly as an app)
  3. Windows Live Messenger / Facebook Chat
  4. Bing Vision
  5. Bing Audio
  6. Auditory turn-by-turn navigation
  7. SMS dictation
  8. Threads
  9. Colored tiles for Office documents
  10. Support for additional languages
  11. Visual voicemail
  12. Office 365 support
  13. Groups
  14. Artist imagery on lock screen
  15. Redesigned Music + Videos Hub
  16. Smart DJ
  17. Playlist management
  18. Enable/disable camera sound
  19. Linked Inbox
  20. Multiple calendars for Windows Live and Exchange accounts
  21. Facebook video uploads (SkyDrive too)
  22. Facebook notifications
  23. Task (To-Do) support (Windows Live and Exchange)
  24. Downloadable content
  25. Front-facing camera
  26. Music and video streaming from SkyDrive
  27. Internet sharing (tethering)
  28. NFC Support
  29. Support for Wi-Fi Hotspots

Rumored

  1. Mobile Studio
  2. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
  3. Multiple calendars for non-Windows Live accounts
  4. Real-time multiplayer
  5. AppChecker
  6. Lunar dates for the calendar
  7. Expanded flag support for emails
  8. Windows Live Messenger nudge
  9. Windows Live Messenger group chat
  10. Share Xbox LIVE profile on Facebook
  11. Xbox LIVE Party and Voice Chat
  12. Advanced options for LAN connection
  13. Multiple keyboard layouts (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY)
  14. Resizable touch targets for virtual keys
  15. Send customized dictionaries to Microsoft

Debunked

  1. Xbox LIVE multiplayer toggle
  2. Games Marketplace moved out of Zune
  3. In-app transactions

 

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