Using Bing Audio Search In Windows Phone 7.5 Mango To Identify Music

Bing Audio Search in Mango

In the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, Bing search now offers new enhanced music search capabilities, similar to those found in the popular application Shazam (Marketplace link). Bing on Windows Phone will listen to a song and attempt to match the track in Marketplace. Here’s how you can use Bing’s Shazam-like search for music.   … [Read more...]

Mango To Offer Shazam-like feature, turn-by-turn voice navigation and more

Bing Audio

We always had the inkling that Microsoft would be announcing new consumer features in Mango as we started to near it's release this fall. To our surprise, we have news of a few new features thanks to Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk of the Windows Phone Dev Podcast. Mango will include Bing Audio, which sounds exactly like Shazam. You'll be able to use your Windows Phone to "listen" … [Read more...]

1,000 Apps Expected To Be Ready For Windows Phone 7 Launch

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Paul Thurrott has been contacted by Microsoft, who have told him that they're expecting a bumper crop of apps for the WP7 launch: The number of apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace continues to climb with more than 450 apps currently available and hundreds more going through certification as we speak. In fact, we’re confident that that by U.S. availability Microsoft will have … [Read more...]