Apple to show new iPhone OS today

Apple to show new iPhone OS today

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   April 08, 2010
In a busy week for smartphones, Apple will today showcase the latest version of its iPhone and iPad OS, while more details have emerged of Microsoft's “Project Pink.”
The only update flagged by Apple for inclusion in iPhone OS 4.0 is the addition of a universal email inbox, said
But speculation is running rampant that Apple will finally introduce multitasking support, a feature that developers and users have been clamoring for a long time.
GigaOM predicts that other updates will include support for higher resolutions than the 480x320 available on the iPad, enhanced voice-to-text features and integration with LaLa, the music streaming service Apple acquired in December.
PC World added that integrated GPS navigation is a possibility, following Apple’s acquisition of mapping service PlaceBase in July.
Separately, gadget site Gizmodo has acquired leaked marketing materials showing Microsoft’s first Project Pink device.
The device will be marketed through carrier partner Verizon, Gizmodo said.
Other sources added that the device, as well as a second phone in the line, could be launched in late April.
Microsoft has also been busy talking up the Windows Phone 7 series, which it says will support .NET, Silverlight and XNA developer platforms.
“Our mission is to help developers go after the next generation of mobile customers with an amazing set of tools and technologies. Developers will be able to bring new kinds of content to more screens and markets faster,” Microsoft partner group program manager Charlie Kindel said in a blog post.


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