This has to be one of the great news we heard on Windows Phone 7. At MIX11, Windows announces Windows Phone Developer tools for the new Windows Phone 7 OS in May.
Based on the information on the picture above, I must say that it is exciting and I can’t wait to get the updates. It is long overdued. However, for users like me, we will have to wait until Fall this year to get the goodies.
Here are some of the highlights on the new WP7 OS.
- Application multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer, and fast application switching
- Deeper phone integration so apps can, for example, take better advantage of the versatility of Live Tiles
- Access to the camera and Motion Sensor library so developers can build apps that incorporate device hardware and build augmented reality experiences
Other than this, a few apps concept were shown in MIX11. They are Skype, Spotify, Layar, Qantas, Amazon Shopping and Kik Messenger.
Yes, that is right. Skype is coming to Windows Phone 7.
Looks like WP7 future is looking bright but I hope it could be faster…