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Old 05-26-2011, 04:00 AM
Nelson Ocampo
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Default Mango Will Take Windows Phone's Zune Experience Up a Notch

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://anythingbutiphone.com/3299' target='_blank'>http://anythingbutiphone.com/3299</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It appears the leaks were true. Zune on Windows Phone Mango has received a nice update. Using the Mango emulator provided with the Windows Phone Developer Tools, we were able to access certain hidden features like Bing Vision, Bing Audio, Local Scout, and more."</em></p><p><em></em><img alt="picture from anythingbutiphone.com" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1306376599.usr117767.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>In addition to some beautiful cosmetic changes, it appears that we'll also be seeing some key functionality improvements to bring it on par with the Zune HD device.&nbsp; My favorite improvement would be the visibility of the music playing controls on the lock screen.&nbsp; Sure, it's not that hard to press "power" and then "volume" to get to the controls right now, but this is a slight bit of streamlining that I surely will appreciate.&nbsp; The ability to have the artist's imagery on the lock screen when their music is playing is also a pretty nifty feature.Click the link to find out more about some other functionality and podcast support.</p>
 
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:15 AM
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Sweet! I've been hoping for a better Zune experience on the phone! Can't wait!
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:58 AM
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I am highly anticipating a much better Zune experience, but I am concerned about the button placement. At the top of the screen will make it harder to advance music single handidly. Buttons on the bottom make it easy to use your thumb to quickly change tracks.
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