If you’re the sort of person that loves to find music via your environment, if you’re the kind of dude or lady who is constantly waiting for the radio DJ to announce what the song you just listened to was called, Windows Phone 7.1 Mango has the solution for you – Music search. With this new listening ability that Windows Phone 7.1 phones will have, you’ll be able to click the listen-in button and wait for the magic to occur. We’ve got a video of the process happening below – enjoy it!
This process reveals the ability to find song title, artist, album title, and more just by having the new function work its magic. For those of you using Android or iOS phones, you already know about this ability via a couple of rather popular apps by the names of SoundHound and Shazzam. These two apps work either on Android or iOS and do essentially the same thing as is about to be demonstrated to you by Microsoft below in the video.
So what’s the difference? This ability is native to Windows Phone 7.1 Mango. The difference that Microsoft is trying to push here and has been trying to push since Windows Phone 7’s inception is that this is a phone to get your tasks done as fast as possible so that you don’t have to spend your whole day on your phone. You remember / still see the commercials now, each of them saying basically really?! to people using their phones 24/7.
But with an update like this, doesn’t it make it more likely that you’d use your phone for more, rather than less? It’s a conundrum to be sure. Check out the rest of the info in an easy-to grasp article by the name of SlashGear 101: Windows Phone 7.1 Mango. Furthermore you can check out Nokia saying that their first Windows Phone units will run 7.1 Mango and you can see a Visual Search hands-on video courtesy of our man in action as well – preview: