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IE9 features in Windows Phone 7 Mango update detailed


As owners of smartphones with Windows Phone 7 installed await the long awaited “Mango” update, Microsoft continues to offer info about what users can expect in terms of new features. In a recent update on the official Windows Phone 7 blog site, Microsoft’s Amin Lakhani reveals more about how the Mango update will improve Windows Phone 7’s version of the Internet Explorer 9 web browser.

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One major change is that Windows Phone 7’s version of IE9 can actually use all of the hardware of a user’s smartphone. Lakhani states, ” … it can now tap into your phone’s built-in graphics processor to make web-based video and animation run faster and smoother.” It also allows for full HTML5 support which means that if you surf to YouTube’s web site it will show and play videos with no need to access an extra application.

Using anonymous usage data information sent by some Windows Phone 7 users, Microsoft discovered that the address bar was the most frequently used feature in the earlier version of the web browser. At the same time the favorites and tabs buttons on the bottom of the earlier web browser were used far less. Lakhani says, “Since our primary goal in Mango was to put the focus on websites, we decided to move the address bar down into the app bar, and turn the favorites and tabs buttons into menu options.” The new IE9 version also puts the browser’s refresh button next to the address bar for easier access by user.

The Windows Phone 7 Mango update, complete with IE9, is due out sometime in the coming weeks, with US phone carrier AT&T distributing the update to select handsets on September 27.

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/ie9-features-in-windows-phone-7-mango-update-detailed

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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in IE9, Mango, Microsoft, Windows Phone 7

 

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LG E700 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone with IE9 coming soon


Rumors are surfacing all over the web that LG Electronics is working on a Windows Phone 7 that will be called the LG E700 Smartphone. Folks at unwiredview got a hold of a XML file, which shows the name of the device and internet explorer 9 as its standard browser. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in LG

 

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 coming to Windows Phone 7


Firefox really knocked the ball out of the park with its most recent release, out-downloading Internet Explorer 9 by quite an impressive – nay, obliterating margin. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Microsoft, Windows Phone 7

 

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A Quick Look at IE9 for Windows Phone 7


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In the Mango update for Windows Phone 7, due sometime later this year, Microsoft will be rolling out a new version of the web browser in addition to some other major changes like the inclusion of fast app switching, and Twitter integration in the People hub.

Source: http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/a-quick-look-at-ie9-for-windows-phone-7

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in IE9, WP7

 

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IE9 on Windows Phone 7 being shown off at South by South West


We posted a few weeks ago that IE9 may be pushed out to Windows Phone 7 much sooner than the Mango update will arrive.  We cant confirm yet if this will happen or not, but what is certain is that IE9 seems to be mature enough to be taken out into the wilds and shown off in real life at the huge South by South West Social Media convention.

Joe Marina, who is a Windows Phone 7 program manager, has just tweeted that he will be showing off the new browser at the Microsoft booth, so if you are wandering around in Austin make a point of heading that way and maybe catch a bit of video of the software in action.

Source: http://wmpoweruser.com/ie9-on-windows-phone-7-being-shown-of-at-south-by-south-west/

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in Microsoft, Windows

 

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Windows Phone 7 may get IE9 earlier than expected


Among many other shortcomings (copy and paste, anyone?), Windows Phone 7 probably has the weakest mobile browser right now, Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Windows Phone 7

 

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