Windows Phone 7.5 demo for iPhone and Android smartphones
30 November 2011 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Microsoft has released an elegant page demonstrating the look and feel of a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 OS. The demo is accessible using any regular smartphone browser.
The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango demo can be experienced using the built in Android or iPhone browser. You can even view it using your regular desktop browser, but there you will miss the touch and swipe gestures. The demo is made entirely in HTML so even iPhone owners should be able to experience the intentional look and feel of the fresh Microsoft OS.
Microsoft is not doing very well with the Windows Phone 7.5 OS. The Windows Phone market share has been reduced from 2.7% in 3Q 2010 to 1.5% this years third quarter. Gartner has released data that tell us Microsoft shipped 502.000 less smartphones with the Windows Phone OS installed during this last quarter compared to last year.
Nokia has just released the Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and we will see several new Nokia handsets released in the beginning of next year. Reviewers are mostly positive about the first Windows Phone from Nokia, but some analytics are sceptical about the future of a third mobile OS competing against Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
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