IE9 With Silverlight Support To Hit Windows Phone 7 Before ManGo?
We already know from the Microsoft Keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year that Redmond id planning on bringing Internet Explorer 9 to the mobile platform, among other great stuff, like Twitter integration and fast app switching.
According to WMPowerUser, Internet Explorer 9 could hit Windows Phone 7 devices as a separate update, or, as part of a separate update, before the rumored ManGo refresh. IE9 would also add Silverlight support as well as HTML5, making Windows Phone 7 a really competitive platform browser-wise.
While keeping this under the “R” category for the moment, it would definitely be healthy for the platform in general as well as Microsoft, which is committed to keeping the software up to date on the smartphones running its operating system. But, before anything, we are yet to see Copy and Paste which is hopefully coming in the next couple of weeks as part of the NoDo update. And there’s also the pre-NoDo update which needs to spread out…