Another Samsung Windows Phone Mango device in the works: the GT-i8350

Samsung is apparently prepping another Windows Phone 7 device for this fall’s Mango launch but this time this one looks to be a lowered-end model based on its number: GT-i8350. As you already know the Omnia 7 is the GT-i8700 and based on Samsung naming convention the more powerful the hardware gets, the higher its model number is. Galaxy S = i9000, Galaxy S II = i9100 etc.. It’s highly probable that  the GT-i8350 will be using Qualcomm’s MSM7230 SoC like the rumored HTC Ignite and Prime.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango: Embedded YouTube videos and fast tabs switching

I’m discovering interesting things in the Mango Beta 2 even after nearly 2 weeks of daily usage, nothing groundbreaking but still interesting. Firstly, Mango no longer requires the YouTube plugin “app” to playback embedded YouTube videos. But there’s a catch, the videos must be embedded with the new iFrame code and not the old code…one. If the required Iframe code is detected by the browser user will see the YouTube video correctly show up on the webpage and will be able to watch it by taping twice on it. This will then launch the OS’s native video player (not a mediaelement control like the previous solution) and stream the video in what appears to be 480P MP4 format even when using the cellular network connection (finally!). The YouTube plugin will still be required if the video is embedded with the old code. Check it out n the my short video after the break:

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