In addition to talking up Windows tablets and slates at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft execs also are expected to use the conference to give another push to Windows Phone 7. But the first “major” update to the WP7 platform mayn’t hit until August or September of 2011, sources claim.
In recent weeks, there have been rumors of a major fall update codenamed “Mango”, which’ll precede Windows Phone 8 codenamed “Apollo”, slated for late 2012.
The Mango update is supposedly bigger than the Jan and/or Feb update, according to sources. Mango is more like a Windows Phone OS 7.5 — and may even be named that when it debuts.
That first update is supposedly how Microsoft will deliver copy and paste to users. WinRumours.com reported recently that a possible second update will introduce enhanced developer controls for apps, access to programming interfaces that will allow for greater multi-tasking, in-app downloads and better customization.
Mango, according to tipsters, will add Silverlight run-time and HTML 5 support to WP7, Far Eastern language support and other features and functionality.