WPDevPodcast reveals more new Mango features

By Kip Kniskern | In Mobile | Posted May 15, 2011 16 comments

Last week, (right after they interviewed Brandon Watson), the Lowdermilk boys over at WPDevPodcast posted on some new features for Windows Phone coming in Mango, including Bing Audio and Bing Visual.  Well, they’re at it again!

This time, they’ve got even more for us, as noted by Paul Thurrott over at Windows Phone Secrets (dang, we’ve got to get on this listening to podcasts thing, it’s catching on Winking smile). Up this time are not only Windows Live but Facebook Chat integration from the People hub, Group SMS messaging, SkyDrive integration into the Office Hub (yay!), and what looks like a complete reworking of the games hub:

games_1As noted by our friend Manan on Twitter, looks like no more Zune Marketplace:

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Posted May 15th, 2011 at 12:43 pm
Category: Mobile
Tags: Mango, Windows Phone
  • Anonymous

    http://az29401.vo.msecnd.net/wordpress/games_11.png

    That image is the most significant imo, it looks like games will be able to sync with other devices like, let’s say the Xbox.  Maybe we are finally getting a connected experience between the Xbox and the phone?

  • Omen1337

    http://az29401.vo.msecnd.net/wordpress/games_11.png

    That image is the most significant imo, it looks like games will be able to sync with other devices like, let’s say the Xbox.  Maybe we are finally getting a connected experience between the Xbox and the phone?

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

     And so the end of Zune begins …

    Nooooooooo!!! :(

    • http://twitter.com/harlemS Travis Pope

      I don’t think it actually ever made sense to have the Xbox Live Marketplace in Zune anyway… 

    • Anonymous

       Zune will always live… inside my geeky heart.

      • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

        Same here :)

    • Anonymous

       I doubt it. It always made sense to put Games in the Xbox Live Marketplace, rather than the Zune Marketplace. If it was music or other stuff moving to Xbox Live Marketplace, then I’d be worried.

      I still recall Microsoft considering to merga all their online marketplaces together under one roof, with either the ability to see content depending on the appropriate device or access everything and sync once you get to the appropriate device.

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

     And so the end of Zune begins …

    Nooooooooo!!! :(

    • Travis Pope

      I don’t think it actually ever made sense to have the Xbox Live Marketplace in Zune anyway… 

    • northerngeek

       Zune will always live… inside my geeky heart.

      • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

        Same here :)

    • http://macrosofter.wordpress.com/ quikboy

       I doubt it. It always made sense to put Games in the Xbox Live Marketplace, rather than the Zune Marketplace. If it was music or other stuff moving to Xbox Live Marketplace, then I’d be worried.

      I still recall Microsoft considering to merga all their online marketplaces together under one roof, with either the ability to see content depending on the appropriate device or access everything and sync once you get to the appropriate device.

  • David

     How exactly does that imply that the games are moving out of the marketplace? Those just look like links to the marketplace to me. Also, why would you want Zune to die exactly? ~Sent from my Windows Phone~ (my mobile browser ended up not being compatible with the stupid pop-up frame to decide how to post, so this is from Google chrome…)How exactly does that imply that the games are moving out of the marketplace? Those just look like links to the marketplace to me. Also, why would you want Zune to die exactly? ~Sent from my Windows Phone~ (my mobile browser ended up not being compatible with the stupid pop-up frame to decide how to post, so this is from Google chrome…)

    • http://myindigolives.wordpress.com/ Ellie K

      David, You wouldn’t have those sort of problems if you would use a nice desktop or laptop PC running Windows 7. You could even continue using Google Chrome browser! It works great with Windows.

  • David

    How exactly does that imply that the games are moving out of the marketplace? Those just look like links to the marketplace to me. Also, why would you want Zune to die exactly? ~Sent from my Windows Phone~ (my mobile browser ended up not being compatible with the stupid pop-up frame to decide how to post, so this is from Google chrome…)

    • http://myindigolives.wordpress.com/ Ellie K

      David, You wouldn’t have those sort of problems if you would use a nice desktop or laptop PC running Windows 7. You could even continue using Google Chrome browser! It works great with Windows.