Windows Phone 7 Update may Deliver Skydrive and Turn-by-turn GPS

Apparently word is hitting the net waves that a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 update which is apparently due release sometime in January 2011 might deliver copy and paste to the operating system, but apparently that’s not all the update could offer.

According to an article over on Ubergizmo, that Windows Phone 7 update just might also bring a few other improvements to the new OS such as Microsoft’s Skydrive cloud storage and even turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice directions support.

Furthermore apparently there are also whispers that the Windows Phone 7 update may also include app switching meaning that applications should be able to be preserved when a user switches between applications.

Other word has it that WP7 business users should have the option to seed pro applications straight to their Windows Phone 7 smartphones without the necessity of going via the Windows Marketplace, although of course not of this has yet been confirmed by Microsoft.

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4 thoughts on “Windows Phone 7 Update may Deliver Skydrive and Turn-by-turn GPS”

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    tman says:

    I am not sure about the other features, however, Cut, Copy&Paste is definitely coming. That was confirmed by Joe Belfiore (Vice President, Windows Phone Program Management) at the launch event.

    However, If they bring turn-by-turn GPS navigation in January 2011, then I am definitely switiching to the Phone 7 platform. Its the only thing that's keeping me on Android. I'm not worried about the lack of multitasking or appswitching (although it would be nice). I am quite feed up with the erratic behaviours and fragmentation on Android. The iPhone is no better, the total control and lack of hardware choice is a complete turn off.

    Microsoft it seems, is establishing itself as the middle ground player and I think that's a good position to be in.

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    tman says:

    I am not sure about the other features, however, Cut, Copy&Paste is definitely coming. That was confirmed by Joe Belfiore (Vice President, Windows Phone Program Management) at the launch event. ____However, If they bring turn-by-turn GPS navigation in January 2011, then I am definitely switiching to the Phone 7 platform. Its the only thing that's keeping me on Android. I'm not worried about the lack of multitasking or appswitching (although it would be nice). I am quite feed up with the erratic behaviours and fragmentation on Android. The iPhone is no better, the total control and lack of hardware choice is a complete turn off. ____Microsoft it seems, is establishing itself as the middle ground player and I think that's a good position to be in. __

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    tman says:

    I am not sure about the other features, however, Cut, Copy&Paste is definitely coming. That was confirmed by Joe Belfiore (Vice President, Windows Phone Program Management) at the launch event.

    However, If they bring turn-by-turn GPS navigation in January 2011, then I am definitely switching to the Phone 7 platform. Its the only thing that's keeping me on Android. I'm not worried about the lack of multitasking or appswitching (although it would be nice). I am quite feed up with the erratic behaviours and fragmentation on Android. The iPhone is no better, the total control and lack of hardware choice is a complete turn off.

    Microsoft it seems, is establishing itself as the middle ground player and I think that's a good position to be in.

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    cagomez says:

    The whole app switching stuff is a little overblown. Developers are definitely given the responsibility to play nice with the stack, but most apps can preserve state and return you to "where you were".

    This breaks down in apps who want to collect data between phone calls. Imagine Pandora or an app that is measuring your walk when you get a phone call. That app wouldn't be able to keep mapping your route.

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