In finishing up my new Windows Phone book, I had to deal with the confusing version problem. There are three version numbers to be aware of:
- Windows Phone 7.5
- Windows Phone OS 7.1
- Windows Phone SDK 7.1
So what is Mango? It comes down to this:
- Windows Phone 7.5: The marketing name of the phone. This is the phrase you’ll see in the ads to consumers.
- Windows Phone OS 7.1: The name of the actual operating system. When you create a new application in Visual Studio (or upgrade an existing one), you’ll see this version.
- Windows Phone SDK 7.1: The name of the Mango tools.
So get your nomenclature right and stop being confused.