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Microsoft Fast Async will usher in Xbox Live three screen gaming

Microsoft Fast Async will usher in Xbox Live three screen gaming

It would be cool if games that are on the Xbox 360 console that were also available for mobiles and computers could be played with multiple users all on different devices. The new feature that will enable three screen gaming is called Fast Async. Microsoft didn't offer up all the details when it was unveiled this week, but we do know some about the service. Fast Async will be implemented by Xbox Live developers that are creating turn-by-turn games like Scrabble and chess clones.

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Microsoft: Google-Motorola Deal Makes Windows Phone Only Equal Opportunity Platform

Microsoft: Google-Motorola Deal Makes Windows Phone Only Equal Opportunity Platform

In the wake of today's shocker that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility, Microsoft has issued a statement that's almost just as bewildering. Windows Phone President Andy Lees expressed that after the Google-Motorola deal, the Windows Phone platform will be the only one that provides equal opportunity to all partners. It's truly an odd statement when you think about the company's partnership with Nokia.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

This past week brought more patent litigation drama along with new rumors for the exciting gadgets to come in the next few months. Sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been blocked in Europe after Apple won a preliminary injunction on the tablet. Apple became the world's largest company briefly when its market valuation surpassed that of Exxon Mobile. Windows Phone Mango is now rumored for a September 1 launch with Nokia confirming closure of its US Symbian and feature phone operations. The first screenshots of Android Ice Cream Sandwich leaked with its roll-out likely in November. And there's much much more. Continue after the cut for the full video and roundup list.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Leak Available for Download Now

Windows Phone 7 Mango Leak Available for Download Now

The folks at Microsoft have released build 7720 for their Windows Phone mobile operating system internally this weekend, a leaked version of this full upgrade to what's otherwise known as Windows Phone Mango available now. This is NOT an official release from Microsoft as it's only been sent out internally, within the company, that meaning of course NOT FOR YOU! But that doesn't hold back the folks at XDA Developers does it? I think not. Hackers rejoice, today you may load an early version of the final Windows Phone Mango build on your devices.

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Compal to deliver Windows Phone to Nokia starting in September

Compal to deliver Windows Phone to Nokia starting in September

We already know that Nokia is placing many of its smartphone hopes on Windows Phone 7 Mango to pull it out of the pit of despair that its smartphones business is stuck in. Symbian has tanked for Nokia in the last few months leaving WP7 it's only hope in many areas. Compal is building the smartphones for Nokia that will be crammed with Mango when it launches. Mango is expected to launch officially on September 1.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Coming September 1

Windows Phone 7 Mango Coming September 1

Microsoft's major update to Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango, may be rolling out much sooner than we expected. Fall was the time frame given by Microsoft and along the way evidence has cropped up suggesting an arrival sometime in September. But now, new reports from insider sources claim that the update will be released starting September 1.

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Windows Phone Tango smartphone for sale on Facebook, Dev contest winner auctions off HTC Mazaa smartphone

Windows Phone Tango smartphone for sale on Facebook, Dev contest winner auctions off HTC Mazaa smartphone

Windows Phone Tango is aimed at lower end handsets apparently, as we talked about a few days ago. We still don’t have all the details on the OS at this point, but if you are very curious about Tango here is your chance to get hands on. A person is attempting to sell a HTC HD7 on Facebook that has been flashed with a development build of Tango.

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Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Microsoft's Windows Phone Mango update is just around the corner and that means come September or October, several new Mango handsets, including ones from Nokia, will be butting heads with the Apple iPhone 5 and the myriad of Android devices. And since Nokia's making a huge bet on the platform, we can expect the company to come out in full force to promote and support Mango, including some bashing on iOS and Android.

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