Here Is What 2011 Holds For Windows Phone 7 - On Video

By 03:06 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Comments

MIX11, Microsoft's developer conference devoted to all things Windows Phone, announced the latest features that developers will be able to acquire their hands on for free from May.

Among other things, Joe Belfiore (Corporate VP for Windows Phone Program Management) spoke of the recent functionality made open to devs including multitasking for background programming, audio and file transfer and quick app switching (including audio playback for HTML5 webpages).

Deep phone integration is also on the cards meaning, WP7 users will acquire to see more apps making utilize of Live Tiles and push notifications via Live Agents running in the background. Hardware access is more readily available as well with recent access to the capturing camera and sensors (the gyroscope and compass) via the Motion Sensor library meaning apps can create greater utilize of your Windows Phone's hardware.

Belfiore also made a brief mention of the Windows Phone update problems that had plagued some users (namely those with Omnia 7's) before welcoming Nokia's Symbian developers and going on to demo accelerated webpage rendering against iOS and Android.

To show just how useful all these recent tools could potentially be they followed up the announcement with some demos, including concepts of Spotify, Layar, Qantas and even Skype.

The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) giant that was initially cited as being "nowhere near" Windows Phone 7, now looks to be coming to users as soon as summer this year. Belfiore was quoted saying, "Skype will be coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform this fall" so there's no doubt that it's on the way and this all means another step to making Windows Phone a stronger Operating System (OS) contender.




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