Friday, August 19, 2011

Shawn makes the Mango Marketing Madness a little less maddening (aka Windows Phone Mango version branding cheat sheet)

Shawn Wildermuth - What Version is Windows Phone Mango?

"In finishing up my new Windows Phone book, I had to deal with the confusing version problem. There are three version numbers to be aware of:

  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone OS 7.1
  • Windows Phone SDK 7.1

So what is Mango? It comes down to this:




Seems much more complicated than it needs to be, doesn't it? 7.1, 7.5, OS vs Marketing... Why does it seem Microsoft has such an issue with versioning/branding? So we "really" need two different version brandings for Mango? Really? sigh...

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