As the rumor mill is on for quiet sometime about the upcoming updates for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is nearly finished with its first update which is dubbed as “NoDo”.
According to Microsoft guru Paul Thurrott, this first update will be ready any day now, but one will get a chance to see it only in February 2011, as the mobile carriers will run it through their testing protocols.
NoDo updates seemed to bring features like copy-and-paste in Windows Phone 7. Originally copy and paste application is limited only to contact information in which only phone numbers and email addresses can be copied and pasted. However, in updated version user can select which content to copy and where to paste it. The controls are simple. NoDo seemed to be the move of Microsoft for minor updates in Windows Phone 7 and big changes are likely to be waiting in “Mango”.
Mango is Microsoft’s codename for the full update of Windows Phone 7 which according to Thurrott is not coming directly after NoDo and one has to wait for it. Mango will add the Silverlight runtime, HTML5 support and additional languages. With Mango, Microsoft might also increase the enterprise features, especially additional support for Exchange ActiveSync policies that enforce security requirements for mobile devices.
Google’s Nexus S is coming
Google is coming up with the Nexus S touch screen smart phone. Its launch will definitely highlight the supremacy of the Google in hardware technology along with its already established supremacy in software technology for the commercial users. Nexus S is the first phone to run Gingerbread which is so far the fastest version of Android with features like multi tasking and Wi-Fi hotspot, an improved keyboard, near field communication (NFC) support and many more. The focus of Nexus S is on to deliver great graphics, media and Android experience to end user. It has 1 GHZ Hummingbird CPU with 16 GB of internal memory which makes Nexus S one of the fastest phones in the market.
It has both rear and front facing cameras. The rear camera is of 5 megapixels which can take stunning pictures and videos whereas the front facing camera can take VGA quality images and videos. It also has super AMOLED touch screen display. Nexus S has best of Google applications installed in it like Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Mobile Instant, Voice Actions, Gmail, Google Earth and more.
Nexus S has a slight curve on its front which helps to protect the side of the face more conveniently during a call or a voice command. Moreover, the user will have great clarity and visibility as it has near perfect viewing angles which will help the user to work well under bright conditions. It is coming in vibrant looking colors. The only criticism of Nexus S is that it does not support external storage as it lack micro SD card support.