Windows Phone 8 job ad spotted

The first official mention of Windows Phone 8 aka Apollo has just appear in a job description on Microsoft’s careers website:

Want to be part of making Windows Phone 8 a reality? Want to work on a strategic and exciting product targeted at the next version of Windows? Then the Consumer eXperience (ConX) team is the place for you! The Windows Phone team is taking on a huge challenge stirring up the out of box experience for Windows Phone 8 and is committed to building/improving a compelling and dynamic high quality look and feel to our end user experience.

This promises to be a volatile world churning within the OS, Phone 8 as well as our AUT (Application Under Test) that we’ll ship in the Windows Marketplace! Our test team needs a few more key folks to compliment the talent already onboarded. We are looking for experienced and intelligent engineers to join our team! Join us in our mission to bring the most compelling Windows Phone experience to customers to date! If this sounds like the next step for you in your career here at Microsoft, we would love to hear from you. We can talk about the opportunities and challenges we are facing right now to see if your passions are a fit.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Gyroscope support demo: Fujitsu IS12T vs HTC Mazaa

Here’s a short video demonstrating the new Gyroscope support in Windows Phone 7 Mango on a Fujitsu IS12T and an HTC Mazaa developer handset. As you probably already know Mango now includes a new Sensor API that facilitates the work of application developers by essentially taking care of all of the device’s hardware sensors without the need for the dev to directly poll them (this can obviously be by-passed if the dev wishes to do it all himself). Check out the video after the break:

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