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Microsoft shows next version of Windows Phone

Operating system and software developers Microsoft has aired details of the next update to Windows Phone 7, at their Mix developer’s conference in Las Vegas.

At Microsoft’s Mix event specifics were shown to the future update of Windows Phone, known as code-name Mango, along with some of the new applications that are on the way for the mobile phone OS.

Mango is scheduled to be rolled out on Windows Phone 7 handsets later on in the year, which is said to bring with it multitasking capabilities and a hardware-accelerated mobile version of Internet Explorer 9.

There is also Twitter functionality brought into the People hub, along with better support for Office documents in SkyDrive - Microsoft’s free cloud-based storage service.

Microsoft detailed the new apps that are on the way for WP7, with the likes of Skype and Spotify where the next update is said to offer greater access to the phone’s camera and sensors, such as gyroscope for the Layer app.

Six new games have notedto be arriving in May on Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live, with Doodle Jump, Plants Vs. Zone and Angry Birds with 195 levels.

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