Mentioning “Windows Phone 7” and “update” in the same sentence isn't the wisest thing right now, but Microsoft's Joe Belfiore isn't too fussed, and has just talked up the platform's update process in a new video interview.
Admittedly, the 10-minute Channel 9 interview didn't exactly tackle the tough questions, but Belfiore nonetheless shed new light on the current NoDo update, and revealed we might be getting more than we bargained for when the Mango update rolls out later this year.
For starters, Belfiore did confirm that Mango is coming this year, but it might not be much before the end of the year. That said, the Windows Phone corporate VP revealed there will be a few features in there we haven't yet heard about.
As for the current NoDo update, the reason Microsoft is taking things so slowly is so that it can make sure everything is going smoothly across each manufacturer and device – clearly one of the downsides of taking full responsibility for updates in-house, as opposed to leaving it to the phone makers as is the case with Android.
Belfiore was speaking in the build-up to Microsoft's MIX11 conference, which runs in Las Vegas from April 12 to 14.