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You can learn all about the next release of Windows Phone, code named "Mango" in ANOTHER video- this video is strictly for the devs. Matt Bencke gave us all the 411 on what is to be expected in the Developer Tools that were released TODAY.
Make sure to GET THE TOOLS and start developing!
Developers can use this beta release to get ready for the upcoming Windows Phone OS release. The new application platform capabilities coming in Mango deliver the top features you have asked for:
- Background processing
- New profiler and emulator for testing
- Use of Silverlight + XNA together
- Silverlight 4
- IE9 web browser control
- Live Tile enhancements: use of back of tiles and ability to update Live Tiles locally
- Deep linking into apps from notifications and Live Tiles
- Additional sensors; direct camera access, compass & gyro
- Fast application switching
- Networking / sockets for communications
- Local SQL database for structured storage
- Access to calendar and contacts for apps
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