At Microsoft’s MIX11conference in Las Vegas, Joe Belfiore, the Windows Phone director took the stage to demonstrate how well Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser can render HTML5 websites. In order to demonstrate it, he fired up a device running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone “Mango” update with IE9 installed and hardware acceleration, and then started an HTML5 speed test pitting the Mango device against the iPhone 4 and the Google Nexus S. Belfiore was so confident that he even gave the iPhone 4 a head start.
Nonetheless, IE9 loaded the demo faster and came out on top, having More >
Microsoft has confirmed a collection of exciting apps that are on the way as part of the Mango update, due to release sometime around Fall in the US. The upcoming update is going to include major new features such as multitasking, background audio support for HTML5 web browsing, Push Notifications, Amazon shopping and much more, as reported from Engadget.
The upcoming ‘Mango‘ update has clearly caught the eye of some big players in the mobile app space, with some new apps being announced today by Microsoft at the MIX 11 event.
Skype was unveiled first and will take advantage of More >
Microsoft has announced a slew of improvements to Windows Phone 7 platform during the MIX 11 developers conference in Las Vegas, the new improvements will give developers for the platform more power to get the most out of the fledgling operating system.
The new developer tools will see a beta release that will give Windows Phone 7 developers access to new features such as multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer as well as the ability to integrate their apps more deeply into the OS bringing features such as Live Tiles to 3rd party apps.
As well as the new SDK, the More >
Microsoft has announced a new Software Development Kit for its Kinect hardware allowing developers, enthusiasts, and researchers to make use of Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing controllers on computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
The new SDK will be available in Spring, with interested developers able to sign up now via the MS Research page.
Kinect’s Windows SDK features:
“The Kinect for Windows Beta SDK will be released later this spring, as we have said previously and in today’s MIX keynote, but it will not be released May 16.”
- The latest advances in audio processing, which include More >