MIX'11 was eventful to say the least, with a large array of Windows Phone 7 announcements being made within the space of an hour on day two--then there were the sessions for the next 2 days. We were situated at the front of the action and were able to cover everything from the introduction of Internet Explorer 10 to Spotify making an appearance on WP7.
Should you have not been able to follow all the 'goings on' at the event, take a look at the list below (located after the break) featuring our coverage with everything you need to know. Please feel free to share as we think this is quite comprehensive.
Mango new features
- Wrap-up on today's MIX11 keynote
- Microsoft shows off Mango (opens in new tab)
- Browser Speed Test: Mango vs Android vs iOS (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Silverlight and XNA working together (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Hands on WP7 IE9 (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Backgroud services are user controllable (opens in new tab)
- The MIX rumors that are now reality
- Mango to bring Marketplace options and ratings
- A look at Mango's overhauled Live Tile system --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Coming with Mango: Apps can download in the background too
- "Motion Sensor", gyroscopes and more
- A look at the new database feature in Mango
- MIX11 Keynotes (and more) now available online
- Angry Birds release date is 25th May
- Kik Messengers coming to WP7 (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- First look at IMDb and Bing in Mango (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Skype coming to WP7 (opens in new tab)
- Brandon Foy's fan-made WP7 advert (opens in new tab) --> --> --> --> --> -->
- Meet Brandon Foy, creator of the "We Love WP7" ad
- Chevron team at MIX'11 (opens in new tab)
- Emulator getting screenshot with May tool update (opens in new tab)
- List of newly supported developer countries (opens in new tab)
- Custom camera apps coming with new dev tools
- Developers may get early access to Mango
- Only post-Mango devices to have gyroscope? (opens in new tab)
- Xbox Live hub getting revamped in Mango? (opens in new tab)
- Is Mango Windows Phone 7.5?
- Does XNA + Silverlight break the '3 screens' paradigm? Technically, yes.
For an in-depth look on the WP7 keynote, see our keynote wrap up (opens in new tab) - it's also available to watch online (opens in new tab). If you feel the urge to engage in debates and interesting conversation covering the WP7 keynote or all other topics from MIX'11, head on over to our forums and join in the MIX'11 discusssion (opens in new tab).
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Good news coming out of MIX. I still have a few questions though, mostly related to the user side of things (ex. Desktop Client, Windows Live Services, Office apps, etc). Any hints at MIX when Microsoft might be talking about this?
Is there any indication that Bluetooth access APIs will be released soon? This is completely holding my development of some apps. All APIs and sideloading of apps should be a default feature like Android. Microsoft can tag sideloaded app and run them under stricter permissions so there are less chances of malware and viruses.All promises must be delivered on time and quickly. Android is taking big bite of market every day and lack of basic important features will kick the b u t t of WP7.
There was no mention of BT APIs at this event. I still expect more news to come later though as we're still months away from release.
Microsoft needs to stop using this guy for public appearances... He is nowhere NEAR as attractive or hip as he thinks he is. That hair has got to be changed..or cut. I can't read the article because the guy creeps me out. What's his name? NO!! Don't tell me..I don't wanna know..Bring back Balmer!!
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