NoDo And Mango Releases And Their Progress
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In the spring of 2011 came the NoDo update for Windows Phone that addressed major perks of the platform such as the ability to copy & paste. Difficulties were evident in sending updates to users terminals – difficulties have caused some users give up using No Do even after a single month. After that, a break followed as the company focused on promoting and creating applications by enriching the developer relations. In March 2010, Windows Phone Marketplace already listed more than 7500 applications and this was a great indicator that the Microsoft policy worked.
Since summer, the company began promoting the Mango update: what's new in the update, how it will look and so on. On 27 September they officially released the update and this time the update came quickly and without ( any large ) problems to users devices, a thing that made many users actually install and use it. Over 500 new elements have been brought in by Mango and with these additions Windows Phone becomes an operating system that was finished enough to be a real alternative to iOS and Android based operating systems. I wrote in this article about what I think matters in Mango across hundreds of new features it brings, many unnecessary but useful nevertheless. A kind of recognition of the fact that Windows Phone has come to be a real competitor to iOS and Android based operating systems is that both Apple and Google have brought in their new iOS and Android versions four already established elements on Windows Phone.
The good parts from one side are brought from the other side and vice versa. Windows Marketplace reached 35,000 applications in October 2011 and that’s a real progress that nobody can deny. In just one year the leap forward is huge in any terms. We can make comparisons with the iOS App Store which had 55,000 listed applications after a year. The phone I am using has Windows Mobile and I have been a Windows Phone user for over 5 months ( during which I used Windows Phone 7 and Android in parallel ) and I experienced on my own the operating system development with the No Do and before its launch. The changes are many, subtle and expected. Do not understand under any circumstances that Windows Phone is completely finished. There's enough work to be done only that the differences between it and the iOS or Android are no longer so big and in many ways it is even more advanced.