Boy you just can’t have enough of Windows Phone 7 news these days. If you set 11th October as the Windows Phone 7 announcement date for US, then its time to update that calendar entry of yours. Microsoft will be holding a press conference in London on the very same date and for the very same purpose – Windows Phone 7 announcement.
Thanks to a rumor shared by Neowin, we know now that Windows Phone 7 devices will hit the retail stores in UK, France and other countries on 21st October. But what about US? According to Paul Thurrot, who is a pure Microsoftie, US folks will be able to get their hands on Windows Phone starting from 8th November.
Uptil now, I have read and shared with you folks the news of Android landing on non-Android devices such as iPhone, Nokia N900 and others. But this is new and unique as Android is playing host to a non-Android mobile OS. Here it is – Meego a jointly developed mobile OS from Intel and Nokia has landed on not one, not two but three Android devices namely Nexus One, Dell Streak and last but not the least HTC Desire.
One of the things that many if not all Windows Phone 7 potential users will be wondering is how deeply will HTC integrate its customization utility, HTC Sense into Windows Phone 7 enabled devices. Folks at FierceWireless caught up with Peter Chou, the HTC CEO which you might say was the perfect man to answer the HTC Sense related questions.
According to Neowin, Microsoft will be unveiling a wide and diverse range of Windows Phone 7 devices come 21st October across the whole wide world. Can’t wait that long? Well you are in luck as sources who seem to have knowledge of the Redmondian’s launch plan have disclosed that Microsoft will also be unveiling some Windows Phone 7 devices on 11th October which happens to be the rumored release date of Windows Phone 7.
Is this a surprise? Well knowing Microsoft and its plans of investing big on promoting its upcoming Windows Phone 7, it is a kind of a routine thing to see new Windows Phone 7 commercials popping up. A couple of Windows Phone 7 commercials have emerged on the scene which you can see after the jump.
So it turns out that Microsoft executives too can mess up when it comes to confirming features of Windows Phone 7, just like Windows Phone 7 Director Brandon Watson did while confirming the tethering feature for their next iteration of mobile OS. Microsoft spokesperson has informed BGR, the source of this news, that the Windows Mobile successor won’t be performing the tethering role.
Google has rolled out Android 2.2.1 update for its flagship Android device which we all know as Nexus One. As always, it is an OTA update which means Nexus One users will have to play the waiting game which may be a long term or short term if they are lucky. In case you want to install it manually, grab the instructions provided after the jump.
Windows Phone 7 may not have the copy/paste feature, can’t select multiple words but one thing which it will do is tethering. So what this means is that when you get Windows Phone 7, you can connect your Windows Phone 7 to your PC/Mac via USB and use your mobile phone’s internet package. For all of this to be possible, you cell phone operator should support the tethering feature.
Droid X could very well be getting the Froyo update as early as today. To be able to get the official Froyo build up and running on your Droid X, you need to make sure your sexy looking gadget is running on the stock Android 2.1 aka Eclair and not the leaked Froyo firmware. In case you are running the leaked Android 2.2 firmware and want to downgrade or revert to Android 2.1, follow the steps listed after the jump.