Microsoft has been evolved as a multinational computer technology corporation since its inception on April 4, 1975. The current best-selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.
Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system which is developed by Microsoft corp. and it is the successor to their Windows Mobile platform. It aims at the consumer market instead of the enterprise market like its predecessor.
It was first released in Singapore, Europe and Australia on the month of October 2010 and the in US & Canada in the same year in November. With the launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft brings a much updated user interface with wonderful design language which is names as Metro. It is integrated with the operating system, 3rd party services and other Microsoft services.
On February 2010, Microsoft had lunched Windows Phone 7 at Barcelona Mobile World Congress with the new revelation and details related to MIX.
In a recent news, it has been showing up A possible limitation of Windows Phone 7 which was discovered as it seemed that the operating system would only support 15 apps that too by using push notifications at any given time and folk’s were busy wondering if the limitation involved live tiles as well as toast notifications.
Now the official response came from Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez, who is the WPF Technical consultant, confirmed that the limitation is here to stay and the limit is fifteen third party applications subscribed to receive push notifications, regardless of whether it’s a live tile or just a toast. He also makes it a clear point that OEM apps like Outlook and People Hub do not count toward the limit.
The reason of this limitation is the operating system design which accommodates the distinctive users and Microsoft had to take things like battery life, quality of service and bandwidth cost into account. Excellent news for power users is that the limitation isn’t set in stone and it could increase as Microsoft gets the right data on how people use the service and the impact it has.
Few months back, Microsoft had announced that the new platform as “Windows Phone 7 Series”, which was being heavily criticized for being wordy and difficult to say casually. So as a result Microsoft dropped the word “Series”, and the operating system would be named as “Windows Phone 7″.
According to the official Microsoft documentation, software updates will be delivered to Windows Phone users via Microsoft Update, as is the case with other Windows operating systems. Microsoft has made it a clear intention to directly update any phone running Windows Phone 7 instead of relying on OEMs or carriers.
The software component, known as Windows Phone Update, exists both on the phone as well as in the Zune PC software. Users will be notified to connect their phones to a PC if such an update is required. Microsoft has also remarked that in the future, all updates, both large and small will eventually support over-the-air downloads.