Microsoft Brings Windows Phone Mango to Manufacturers

Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday announced the release of Mango, its latest Windows Phone operating system to manufacturers.

In an official blog post, Microsoft announced that it has signed off a RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of its latest Windows Phone OS codenamed Mango. Manufacturers can now begin developing and testing apps for the platform.

"This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile-operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process." Terry Myerson revealed in the blog post.

Mango will offer Microsoft phone users nearly 500 new features, latest web browser Internet Explorer 9, enhanced email app along with better and carefully developed features for social networking and Instant Messaging.

According to Myerson, the new operating system which will be provided as an update to existing users and will be shipped as the default OS in new Smartphones by the end of this year.

The update which was first discussed in February and was unveiled in public in the month of May will be integrated on new Smartphones manufactured by companies including Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE.