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We noted last month that App Hub would begin accepting Mango apps in late August. The infrastructure for accepting your Mango apps is coming online as we speak! Some of you may already be seeing new content as we conduct a final round of tests. Stay tuned for a more detailed overview of the Mango app submission process within the next 24 hours.
awesome. is there any mango dev device and or Zune update in the works?
Leigh: Mango Emulator has been out for awhile now... Also you've been able to download Mango on your device for a little while now, I think? Otherwise, yes devices soon should roll out with Mango...?
@todd. I meant a device update for devs newer than 7712 (which I'm running now)
@ ToDD Brix
Build 7712 is terrible on Samsung Omnia 7. I'm testing apps on the phone without SIM card (WiFi only). If I put the SIM back phone starts rebooting randomly and hard resetting didn't fix the problem. I believe WP team didn't add the right drives to the build 7712. This is not acceptable; we need to use our own phones to test applications and Microsoft released a beta software that is pain in the neck. I"M NOT HAPPY :-(
It's too bad I can't submit an app yet because I'm a year shy of 18.
@victorwpb I could be wrong (I highly doubt it though) but the reason it is called beta is because it has bugs. It is user discretion on whether or not it is installed.
@VictorWPB no problems on my omnia here... did you do the samsung USB upgrade that required that your phone to enter the Download Mode ?
You are right beta releases are usually buggy; however, look at other platforms for example Apple has released iOS 5 beta 6 and Apple fixes known issues in every beta release. But Microsoft has stopped in beta 2 build 7712 and then it released the RTM build 7720. 7720 has the same problems, if Samsung does not fix Mango update for Omnia 7, phone users are in deep trouble. That is why iOS attracts a lot of developers and smartphone users and WP7 is always behind and at the end of the list. Unhappy developers and users wouldn't recommend the OS and
tools that are giving them troubles.
I have the latest bootloader on my phone 188.8.131.52
No Download Mode problem.
@VictorWPB - I run 7712 on Omnia 7 and I don't have ANY problems whatsoever. Have you thought that your phone might be defective? I know it's easier to blame Microsoft for everything, but still...
Does this mean we're getting the final build of the dev tools today?
My phone does not have any hardware problem whatsoever. Build 7661 was stable and build 7712 is moving backward in term of quality. 7712 was rushed and Microsoft has no plan to release stable beta software. They are trying to hit the market before Apple releases iPhone 5. This is not the best way to compete, quality is always more important than quantity, when your rival is Apple.
@victor - It seems the evidence is against you - If we have several people with the samsung omnia with no problems - it would seem either you got a bad install - try reinstalling it or there is something wrong with your phone, - if it was a MS issue all Samsung Omnias would be having problems
@ Krush You
This is respose from Cliff Simpkins a Microsoft Employee "@VictorWPB - Hopefully the final release (along with your Omnia 7 drivers) will address your issue; that does sound painful. The connectivity issues in the apps you cited are known app compat issues, and we've reached out to the authors to get it fixed."
So it is clear that Omnia 7 drives were not added in the beta release (build 7712) and there are drive compatibility issues.
@Rod Davis If you need to release an App, depending on what it is, I will be happy to release it for you under my company. I know what it was like not being 18 years ago, I actually lied back then and if anything, have your parent/guardian signup for you.