Windows Phone Mango Sweetens with SDK Refresher

Microsoft Corporation has released a newer version of its Software development kit (SDK) for Mango to enable developers test its latest operating system.

The software giant has released the refreshed version of its previous Beta 2 build, Windows Phone SDK 7.1 to developers for testing the new Windows Phone OS codenamed Mango, which reached the “Release to Manufacturing” (RTM) milestone earlier this week.

News is the Microsoft will soon release Build 7712, an update to its Mango operating system which would be available for manual download.

“The phone OS and the tools are two equal parts of the developer toolkit that correspond to one another.” and secondly “this OS is close enough to RTM that, as a developer, it’s more than capable to see you through the upcoming drop of the tools and app submission.” product manager for Windows Phone 7 Cliff Simpkins wrote in the official blog post published on July 27. He gave reasons to why the company won't release the RTM version of the new Build.

The new Windows Phone SDK 7.1 update is available to developers for download and has been tweaked to offer an enhanced profiler, protected app platform APIs, a screen cap feature for applications which is based on an emulator.