Microsoft talks about Windows Phone 7's Mango camera support

Microsoft still hasn't released the big "Mango" update for its Windows Phone 7 operating system but the company is continuing to reveal more information about what will be contained in that software update when it is released to the various WP7-based smartphones.

Today, the official Windows Phone 7 blog site has not one but two new entries that go into more detail about what new camera features will be added as part of the Mango, or 7.5, update along with some fun Windows Phone 7 camera app suggestions.

One of the new entries reveals that Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones will be able to tag photos directly from the phone's touch screen before you upload them to Facebook. Videos can now be shared as well for the first time with the new 7.5 update via email or uploading them to Facebook or Microsoft's own SkyDrive cloud storage service. It also added integration with Twitter. New camera features in the update include being able to save your custom camera settings for the next time you use the device and being able to touch any part of the screen to focus the camera on that spot.

The other new entry on the Windows Phone 7 blog site today gives more info on some apps that are available on the Marketplace that will add some functionality to the camera. One of them is Photosafe which protects your pictures from being seen by others via a password-protected program and another is Ztitch which allows Windows Phone 7 users to make panoramic 360 degree pictures.

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I wish they could build a dropbox integration in the OS. I mean like having a dropbox virtual drive in your phone where you could directly store downloaded music and files rather than saving into internal storage.

burhan9k said,
I wish they could build a dropbox integration in the OS. I mean like having a dropbox virtual drive in your phone where you could directly store downloaded music and files rather than saving into internal storage.

They already have SkyDrive.
Dropbox - 2Gb
SkyDrive - 25Gb
See the difference.

Microsoft was too late for a mobile OS, IMO. iOS now in v5 and more and more complete. But Microsoft just released a nearly complete OS. Android is much faster than WP7

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft was too late for a mobile OS, IMO. iOS now in v5 and more and more complete. But Microsoft just released a nearly complete OS. Android is much faster than WP7

do you even know that you are commenting? This is just the 1st major update and they are just inches away from ios if not past them. The next major update gonna kill other os off. You do know ios is stealing ideas from wp7 and android?
More people will switch, more phones will be released, people will have more choice. Market share will increase.

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft was too late for a mobile OS, IMO. iOS now in v5 and more and more complete. But Microsoft just released a nearly complete OS. Android is much faster than WP7

You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Even with dual-cores Android phones cant touch the consistant speed and performance of a single core WP7 phone.

iOS isn't bad by any means, but I find WP7 interface way more intuitive and exciting. Also, the WP7 keyboard is leaps and bounds beyond that of iOS.

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft was too late for a mobile OS, IMO. iOS now in v5 and more and more complete. But Microsoft just released a nearly complete OS. Android is much faster than WP7

LOL @ "Android is faster". They have to use 1.4GHZ dual-core devices to run the damn thing. I laughed when I saw a poster in a tele-shop today, it was an Android sale, and they were promoting that various phones were DUAL CORE !!!!11!!.
I mean seriously, since when did a PHONE need so much processing power.

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft was too late for a mobile OS, IMO. iOS now in v5 and more and more complete. But Microsoft just released a nearly complete OS. Android is much faster than WP7

I don't think they are to late. Mango is receiving a lot of attention and WP7 will soon be a more complete OS with a lot of features that the others simply don't have. iOS5 isn't a big leap and still lacks features that WP7 and Android have. Actually my Microsoft hating friends is starting to think iPhone is kinda booring and WP7 looks fun. I really really don't hope WP7 is too late, it would be a shame to the industry if Microsoft had to ditch it.

And your comment about Android being faster is just wrestling my mind. Android have dual-core processors now and still they lag at various tasks. My WP7 use old hardware and exceeds the speed of the new Samsung Galaxy 2 in the most ordinary tasks. In games the Android would of course win but there are a lot of new phones coming with dual-core processors for WP7, which will be kinda overkill ... in a nice way

cleverclogs said,

LOL @ "Android is faster". They have to use 1.4GHZ dual-core devices to run the damn thing. I laughed when I saw a poster in a tele-shop today, it was an Android sale, and they were promoting that various phones were DUAL CORE !!!!11!!.
I mean seriously, since when did a PHONE need so much processing power.

I have to agree with you there... Android is well behind the speed race here, unless your using a dual core device.. Android is just not up for the fight...
My opinion tho...

benzema said,

do you even know that you are commenting? This is just the 1st major update and they are just inches away from ios if not past them. The next major update gonna kill other os off. You do know ios is stealing ideas from wp7 and android?
More people will switch, more phones will be released, people will have more choice. Market share will increase.

youre right, this is 1st update. but i mean MS should start developing WP7 1 or 2 years ago. WP7 is great, but too late to enter serious competition. hope will success.

Dead'Soul said,

youre right, this is 1st update. but i mean MS should start developing WP7 1 or 2 years ago. WP7 is great, but too late to enter serious competition. hope will success.

The smartphone market is only somewhere around 20-30% of the entire cellphone market. So how are they too late?

Zain Adeel said,
Wow. These features aren't there in the b 7712 so it means I'll be seeing more features

Most of these actually are, try some out!

Zain Adeel said,
Wow. These features aren't there in the b 7712 so it means I'll be seeing more features

No, basically all of these features were already in the beta. This article is kinda useless.

I can't wait for mango

I hope they at least update the 'Where is my update?' site soon so that we have some measure of knowing where the update is at considering it is now RTM...

Does anyone know if the manufacturers have finished with it and passed it on to carriers yet?

Holey said,
I can't wait for mango

I hope they at least update the 'Where is my update?' site soon so that we have some measure of knowing where the update is at considering it is now RTM...

Does anyone know if the manufacturers have finished with it and passed it on to carriers yet?


Same here. I have been checking the 'Where is my update' site every couple of days recently hoping that it updates soon.

xTdub said,

Same here. I have been checking the 'Where is my update' site every couple of days recently hoping that it updates soon.

No point in doing that until tomorrow when it was "rumoured" to be released... From tomorrow onwards tho.. Ill be checking every day morning and night