Microsoft announced the next release of Windows Phone 7 – code named Mango. The primary focus of this Beta release has been app centric multitasking (partial), IE9 Webbrowser controls (HTML 5 support comes in naturally), Silverlight 4 and XNA support, additional sensors, Direct camera access, VB.NET support, Local SQL DB, and more.
You can get an overview of what’s new by watching this video.
Here are some important links:
- Download Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta
- Windows Phone 7 App Hub
- What’s New in Windows Phone Developer Tools
- 22 new code samples for Mango Update
- Mango update hands-on labs
- Windows Phone 7.1 Game Development