Windows Phone Tango
There are compatibility issues with some of the Marketplace apps running on Windows Phones with only 256mb of RAM like the Nokia Lumia 610. Some apps and games like Skype, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, The Sims 3, Earthworm Jim and the recently released Photosynth by Microsoft are all incompatible as of now untill the apps are updated to support low RAM devices.
Feature-wise Windows Phone Tango was not something that many were looking fwd to. It is called WP7.5 Refresh adding compatibility for low end 256MB devices. But there are a few hidden features in there , WPCentral recently put some of this features to test in a short video
- Call forwarding – forward your calls to a designated number for (1) all calls (2) when I don’t answer (3) when I am busy (4) when my phone is turned off
- Call waiting – enable/disable
- SMS delivery confirmation – on/off
- MMS delivery confirmation – on/off
- SMS Character set – Reduced (no accents, standard SMS) or Full
- Send MMS acknowledgement – on/off
- Internet Sharing (aka WiFi tethering)
- Enhanced MMS – Send voice notes, multiple images, video
- Nokia branded Marketplace icon
Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh a.k.a Tango is the next update to hit windows phone , we have put up a post that outlines some changes coming to Windows Phone in Tango and it would seem there is more on the …
Jaxbot has uncovered some features from the Tango Emulator build 7.10.8731 .Changes include : Multiple attachments for MMS , adding voice notes to MMS , MMS will also support video, delivery confirmation for sms/mms , icon notification for location services. …
Today, Russian website wp7forum.ru leaked images that shed more light on the Tango Update for Windows Phone. The info backed up some of changes we all were already aware of from previous leaks and added some new info to the rumor mill. They show some improvements to the OS in whole and some new limitations as well. We know about Tango Updating via Zune and the added support to many countries. We know about some media control changes, the possibility of folders,and lower specs required. Today we learned more about the lower specs.
Microsoft’s next major Windows Phone update ‘Tango’ is rumoured to be with us in Q2 2012, some features of the new os are now starting to emerge. The first is the new OS will be optimized to only require 256MB Ram (current hardware uses 512MB RAM) and another rumour is the OS will have Folder support like the Homebrew Folders app we featured last week.
WMPowerUser have posted what they claim to be a leaked roadmap of Windows Phone product cycle ? As we can see it says that Mango sets out to bring new features , languages and countries and according to this roadmap it should have launched in Q4 2011 and we know that to be true. This document claims that Tango to be launched in Q1 2012 with ” Products with best prices ” ? now there were earlier rumors that claimed that Tango will introduce cheaper hardware targeting developing countries so perhaps this refers to that low end devices to break in to developing market. We expect to see the official Tango announcement at CES.
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