Windows Phone Mango SDK Launch Date Announced

Redmond based software behemoth Microsoft Corporation has announced that the Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 will be out sometimes towards the end of September.

The company also revealed that the SDK 7.1 will provide the Windows Phone developer community with a platform whereupon they can take the maximum possible advantage of all the new features offered by the Windows Phone 7.5 OS, more famously known as Mango.

The SDK features a wide range of tools needed for developing games and application for smartphone devices based on the Windows Phone 7 platform, as well as the Windows Phone 7.5.

“We have updated and enhanced the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Today, we made the Release Candidate (RC) of the WPSDK available in English and Japanese with a ‘Go Live’ license that lets you publish your apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace,” read the official Microsoft blog on the new offering.

“In order to take advantage of the ‘Go Live’ license and publish, your apps must be recompiled using the 7.1 SDK,” it added.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the company also began on Tuesday accepting as well as certifying new apps based on the Mango platform via the App Hub.