Microsoft hit a milestone today on the way to what they are hoping is mobile world domination; their Windows 7 Mobile Operating system has now reached over 18, medicine 000 applications.
Microsoft gleefully broke the news at a press conference that outlines the next major update to the operating system. Apparently it has only taken 7 months to achieve this milestone.
“We stayed focussed on giving consumers the apps they wanted most, allergist ” declared Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone 7 marketing, Achim Berg on the services rapid rise in available app content.
Microsoft are keen to show that Windows Mobile 7 can be a viable alternative with a slew of new games coming over the next few months, including Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, and the much anticipated 7.5 Mango update.
Their new update is being called Mango and will hit devices in the Autumn with a raft of improvements for the fledgling operating system – they even mentioned that their were over 500 improvement over the current 7.0 iteration.
“Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With Mango, Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.”
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