You Can Now Try Out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango On Any Smartphone [News]

Yaara Lancet 02-12-2011

You Can Now Try Out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango On Any Smartphone [News] 2011 12 01 10h51 40No matter how you look at it, Windows Phone 7 is getting harder and harder to ignore. Many Android and iOS lovers would rather turn a blind eye to the emerging mobile OS from Microsoft; after all, isn’t it Microsoft’s turn to be the underdog in at least one game? But despite ourselves, we may find that we’re at least somewhat interested in this tiled, vertical OS that’s popping up everywhere.


So what do we do? If you’re too embarrassed or just to lazy to head over to the store and play with an actual WP 7.5 Mango phone, Microsoft’s got you covered. You can now play with the Mango OS from your iPhone, Android device, other smartphones, or even from your tablet, and check out all the features that supposedly make WP7 unique among its contenders. All you have to do is point your browser towards


As you can see, this is the WP7 Mango demo displayed on my Android device. The demo lets you choose any tile you want, and play with a short, guided demo of the feature. You can check out the threaded chat from multiple protocols, the People tile which updates you on everything’s that’s up with your friends on all platforms, and more.

This is a nice move from Microsoft, who probably know this is one of the only ways many people will agree to actually try Mango, and it definitely provides an educational, though somewhat limited, WP7 experience. What do you think of this demo? Will it sway you in WP7’s favor?

Source: TUAW

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  1. Mehul Popat
    December 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    i checked it on my android, looks good.. though there are few glitches and it takes time to load the demo, but i guess its the problem with my gprs connection. anyway excellent way to promote your product on competitor's phone.

  2. Mandeep Walia
    December 5, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Its not working for Symbian Platform ... I think its only for android n iOS specific.

    • Yaara
      December 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Yep, I think you might be right. Sorry about that!

  3. shawnlanglois
    December 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Just an FYI: I'm pretty sure it only functions on iOS and Android. I just tried on my Nokia N9 and my Touchpad and it is not compatible with either.

    • Yaara
      December 3, 2011 at 2:29 am

      That very well could be. Not a very smart decision, I think. I couldn't try it on any other device since I don't own one. Thanks for the heads up!