Remembering What Is To Come
After all, patience is a virtue.
Throwing your phone out of the pram just because you’ve been placed lower down the list than someone you have never met on a forum you just discovered isn’t going to make it come any quicker. In fact you can check Microsoft and their network partner’s progress at the Where’s my phone update? page.
But if we spend a few moments thinking about the fantastic new features such as improvements to the Office, messaging, better user interface options and a faster camera – not to mention general speed enhancements and a revised Marketplace UI – then it becomes clear that this is more than just an update.
It’s pretty much a brand new phone.
As much as I loved the initial release of Windows Phone, my affection was mainly geared towards Xbox LIVE integration and the Metro UI. One of my bugbears with iOS is the apparent stagnation of the once-revolutionary user interface, so to finally find that Microsoft of all companies had found a way to make phones even slicker came as a total surprise.
In truth, however, things were missing from Windows Phone, a wide selection of omissions from copy and paste to the inability to save your preferred camera settings.
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango" changes all of that, finally putting the platform on an even keel with Android and iOS.