Good news, everyone! It looks like Windows Phone Mango has hit a major milestone and is heading to manufacturers, so that means it’s one step closer to landing in your hands.
On the Windows Phone blog, Microsoft said the Windows Phone Mango team “officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of ‘Mango'” and now it’s up to the device makers to optimize the software for their hardware. The software giant has said that we can expect Mango in the Fall and this RTM date falls into that time frame.
What’s the big deal? Well, Windows Phone Mango includes a host of improvements that could put the platform on par with its competitors like Android and the iPhone. This includes true, third-party app multitasking, better SkyDrive integration, deep Twitter integration, custom ringtones and more.
It’s not just the cool software, as Windows Phone Mango will usher in a new era of cool smartphones. Nokia, HTC, Samsung and others all have devices planned for Microsoft’s next version of its mobile platform and you can check out a list of nine devices to look forward to.
[Via Windows Team blog]