Windows Phone 7 'Mango' update set for August

Huge software boost for WP7 coming next summer

HTML5 and Silverlight support readied by Microsoft.

There’s plenty of natter about two Windows Phone 7 software updates landing early in 2011, serving up cut and paste skills and fixing bugs. But now word has emerged of a new, bigger upgrade, arriving next August.

Dubbed ‘Mango’, it’s been uncovered by well-known Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley. She says insiders have told her that it’ll bring Silverlight support, Far Eastern language smarts and HTML5. Essentially, she says, this will be Windows Phone 7.5.

Microsoft has kept schtum about its plans beyond the earlier upgrades due at the start of next year and would not give Foley any more details.

But with iOS 5 and Android 3.0 Honeycomb coming, changes to WP7 are essential of the Big M wants to compete at the smartphone top table. Tell us what you think Windows Phone 7 needs now on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via ZDNet