WP7 Updates: Multitasking, IE9, Cross-platform Gaming

Windows Phone 7 would get its much needed software update that will bring the basic stuff to WP7, bringing them inline with the current gen smartphone OSes: iOS & Android.

XBLA cross-platform gaming is also coming. So what this means is that XBox games are making their way to WP7 devices.

We had compiled a list of Windows Phone 7 Software updates 2011 Roadmap, here are few latest updates:

March 2011:

  • Performance improvements,
  • cut and paste,
  • support for CDMA radios to the platform.

Mid-Late 2011:

  • Full version of Internet Explorer 9 with hardware acceleration on the phone (no flash).
  • “wave of multitasking applications” Multitasking, but it could be limited to some apps.
  • Better social integration with Twitter into the People Hub, and Office document cloud support will be added.
  • Cross-platform gaming

Cross platform gaming:

Finally, the update could include cross-platform play with Xbox Live, but what Microsoft showed off at MWC was pure tech demo.

Related: Nokia WP7 Concept Phone.

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