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Windows Phone OS to Receive More Mango Juice

The more time passes the more May 24th can’t quite get here soon enough.  Check that, the release of the new tools & emulator can’t.  Windows Phone Dev Podcast has revealed even MORE Mango goodies set to arrive in the coming update.  Set to debut in the Mango update are:

That’s right, Facebook Chat integration!  Apparently integration is the big theme of Mango.  What the Windows Phone team wanted to release from the start.

Group Texting: Create a group and message the entire group in one swoop.  Combine this with Live Tile and that’s two presses to group text.  Efficiency at its best.

The Games Hub is getting revamped and it looks like the games are moving to the Xbox Live Hub instead of the Zune Marketplace.  It is probably a precursor to the Zune branding being phased out.

Not sure what to make of this but its some kind of auto sync and my guess would be for it to be related to online leaderboards.

Office365 support on the phone!  As someone who is Beta testing and looking to use Office365 in the retail release this is an exciting development.  Those who are unfamiliar should really do themselves a favor and check out

Yes you will have a simpler way to access the SkyDrive.  You will even be able to choose to open docs in the browser or work on the phone.  Nice simple way to get things done.

The previous leaked info WPDevPodcast released was Bing Vision, Bing Audio, Speech to Text and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.  This update looks to be more than I hoped for but I can’t speak for you all.  What say you, color yourself impressed yet?

Source: Windows Phone Dev Podcast