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Microsoft readying second major Window Phone 7 update for February?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:56PM EST

Blog WinRumors is reporting that Microsoft is preparing a second, developer-centric software update for its Windows Phone 7 platform to be released this February. The information was relayed to the site by an anonymous source involved with Windows Phone development.

“Microsoft’s second update will introduce enhanced developer controls for applications,” reads the report. “Microsoft is expected to open up several new APIs that will allow for greater multi-tasking, in-app downloads and better customization for end users.”

The blog goes on to note that the Redmond company is already compiling beta builds of the second mobile-OS update and shipping it to select beta testers.

The new bits are expected to be introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain this February. When asked about a Silverlight update for WP7, Microsoft’s senior technical evangelist for Visual Studio, Brian Keller, was quoted as saying, “I think we are saving those, for say another event. If only there was a massive event in Barcelona on mobile phones and or other events in the future.”

Microsoft is expect to introduce the first major software update for Windows Phone 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January of 2011.