Windows Phone 7 in action with Charlie Kindel and the LG prototype


TheNextWeb had the chance to chat with Charlie Kindel, Microsoft’s head of development for Windows Phone 7, while he was in Portugal yesterday. As you can see in the video the OS looks quite a bit smoother and more responsive than what we have seen before which means that this is probably a newer build on both the Asus prototype and the LG protoype. Nothing really new is shown other the ability to play music via the Zune hub in the background and continue working on the phone at the same time.

Source: TheNextWeb

Video of Smart-Sensing vs Copy and Paste in Windows Phone 7


Here’s short demo video of Microsoft’s Smart-Sensing technology vs traditional copy & paste in Windows Phone 7. This looks nice and all (somewhat similar to what’s on the iPhone..).. but I still want real copy/paste Microsoft. The latest we have heard is that work is being done and the feature should hopefully be available in one of the first updates.

Source: Microsoft I uploaded the video to YouTube for those who don’t want to create an account on MS’s site.

Google Maps Navigation now available in the UK

UK Android users rejoice! Google Navigation Betahas been update to version 4.1.1and now brings the full navigation functionality to the UK. According to early reports it is working on Android 1.6 and up. For more information head over here. All you have to do to get it is launch Google Maps on you Android handset and you should be prompted to download the 4.1.1 update.

Source: Google

Adobe confirms Flash for Windows Phone 7

It a recent blog disucssing the company’s officially abondon of Apple’s iPhone OS, Adobe’s Principal Product Manager Mike Chambers slipped whar may be one of the first official confirms by Adobe that Flash (and AIR?) is coming to Windows Phone 7 (previously on Microsoft commented on this subject):

I am excited about Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 and all of the opportunities that they will make available to Flash developers across multiple platforms (desktop, Android, Palm, Windows Phone 7, RIM, etc…).

This also confirms that the developement of Flash 10.1 for Windows Mobile 6.X was indeed halted two months ago. From the looks of it, Adobe is going to try ride on the relative success and buzz of the Android platform and heavely invest in it. I don’t expect to see Flash on WP7 before H1 2011.

Fortunately, the iPhone isn’t the only game in town. Android based phones have been doing well behind the success of the Motorola Droid and Nexus One, and there are a number of Android based tablets slated to be released this year. We are working closely with Google to bring both Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 to these devices, and thus far, the results have been very promising.

Source: Adobe Mike Chambers