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November 17, 2011

Windows Phone Marketplace Reached 40,000 Apps

Thirteen months after the initial launch of Windows Phone 7, a couple of minor and one major update later, the Windows Phone Marketplace has finally reached an important milestone. The above  infographic by WP AppHab details the status of Windows Phone 7 from the app angle; all 8000+ of them. Paid apps have the largest share of the total figure.

Presently 40,000 apps are now available in the Marketplace and, while we all know that it always comes down to quality and not quantity, it nevertheless indicates steady growth. The monthly average is almost at 3,100 apps added and, as you can see from the image above, the tendency for growth is certainly there. It’s nothing like Google’s Android Market or Apple’s iTunes App Store, each with more than 500,000 apps, but it’s safe to assume that most of the important apps are either already here for Windows Phone users or coming soon.

August 23, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Timeline and Evolution

Latest Figures suggest that four percent of Windows Phone 7 users are running Mango on their devices. The split, as shown in the infographic shows one percent are running thre Beta 2 and the remaining three percent are running the first beta version of the software. According to the Dude, where's my update application, the majority of users are running Windows Phone 7 NoDo, even though a bug fixing update was issued in May.The most popular phone running Windows Phone 7 is the Samsung Focus, a US-only device. The second most popular handset running Windows Phone 7 is the HTC HD7.

May 24, 2011

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7.1 Mango

 Microsoft took the wraps off "Mango," an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform that includes more than 500 new features designed to improve multitasking, offer more dynamic information and make apps and the OS work together more efficiently.With Mango, Microsoft is hoping to use Windows Phone 7 as a base, building out features and capabilities in the OS to make phones “smarter and easier.”Mango tools will be available for developers today and is slated for a fall release. In addition to continuing its hardware partnerships with LG, HTC and Samsung, the company announced that Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE will also release Mango handsets.

According to Mobilecrunch,The good news is that the update will be free for all Windows Phone 7 customers. The bad news is that owners will have to wait until the fall to receive it. In addition to a slew of new features, Microsoft also announced new hardware partners including Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. Microsoft has once again chosen Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor to power the next generation of Windows Phones.

The biggest hardware maker, however, will be Nokia. The first Nokia phone to run Windows Phone will run Mango. Microsoft didn’t explicitly promise a fall debut, but says that Nokia handsets running Mango are already in the lab.Mango will include and use Internet Explorer 9, which uses hardware acceleration and supports HTML5 to deliver a quick experience. When tested against the iPhone 4, the BlackBerry Torch, and the Samsung Droid Charge, the Windows Phone running Mango blew the other browsers out of the water, delivering 27 frames per second compared to BlackBerry’s 4 fps and Android’s 10 fps.

Infographic data Source: Infographiclabs