Paul ThurrottÂ from Windows Phone Secrets have revealed, well, some secrets about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 updates.
He writes that we can expect two updates this year â€“ the first expected to be announced this week, but only pushed in February by carriers, will be called NoDo (for no donuts), will bring support for the Qualcomm 7Ã—30 smart phone chipset, a CDMA location stack, and a number of software fixes.
Of note is that the Snapdragon-based Â Qualcomm 7Ã—30 chipset comes with HDMI output and the ability to play back 720p video on both its host device and a HDTV. It also supportsÂ Flash 10.1.
The next Mango, will come some time later in the year, and bring Internet Explorer 9 with with the Trident 5 rendering engine, HTML 5 and Silverlight, and gesture support. This 75xx (actually version 7.2) update will apparently bring additional, unrelated features as well.
Paul also mentions that Microsoft does not intend to push a number of small updates, but only a few large updates per year, which should mean long waits between each one.
He does however say:
Note that Mango isnâ€™t the â€œnextâ€ Windows Phone update after NoDo. Itâ€™s part of a future major update, and there could be other updates between NoDo and Mango.
See a video demo of the Qualcomm 7Ã—30Â chipset (via Engadget) Â after the break.
Thanks MobilePaddy and Zulu for the tip.