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Samsung may ship three Windows Phone handsets in 2012

04/06, 12:45pm

Windows Phone coming in three new Samsung phones

Samsung will launch three Windows Phone-powered smartphones this year, China's WP Dang claimed. At least one of them would be LTE-capable, and went through FCC testing last month under the previously mentioned Mandel codename. The handsets are thought due to arrive during the second half of the year.

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Windows Phone SDK update supports 7.5 Refresh devices

03/26, 4:55pm

Allows coding for 256KB RAM equipped phones

Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone software developers kit. The update doesn't add much functionally, but it does enable developers to write code on Windows 8 machines. It also incorporates a second emulator for entry level devices such as the Nokia Lumia 610 that only have 256MB of RAM and which run Windows 7.5 Refresh.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh upps multitasking app count, more

03/20, 4:20pm

Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh/Tango ROM leaks early

A leaked ROM of the Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh (previously known as Tango) has been dissected by the programmers over on the XDA-developers forum. What they've found, other than that the minimum hardware specs have been dropped to 256MB of RAM, is that the update will allow users to run up to eight apps in the background when multitasking. Previously, that number was believed to be only five.

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Leaked Tango ROMs surface for HTC HD2, Samsung Omnia 7

03/15, 9:50pm

Early builds appear ahead of official update

A Windows Phone Tango build has reportedly surfaced ahead of the formal update, which will be relabeled 7.5 Refresh when it arrives. Unofficial developers quickly jumped on the leak, crafting unofficial ROMs for HTC's HD2 and Samsung's Omnia 7 handsets.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh intros in China on March 21

03/14, 4:25pm

Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh event coming next week

The Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh, codenamed Tango, will arrive in China on March 21, according to an invitation sent to media outlets. This will be the first time handsets with Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system will be officially sold in the country, LiveSide reported. HTC has already released a phone in China on March 14, the Titan, ahead of the event, however, which is said to have 7.5 Refresh preloaded.

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Windows Phone Tango officially named 7.5 Refresh

03/12, 4:10pm

Windows Phone Tango to be called 7.5 Refresh

Duico Stefania, the Italian head of Windows Phone, revealed to WindowsPhoneItaly that the codenamed Tango update to the mobile OS is called 7.5 Refresh. The update lowers the practical minimum hardware specs to 256MB or RAM, or effectively half. As such, however, some functions and features of the OS won't be available, including fast app switching, HD playback for some video formats, and more.

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