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Windows Phone 8 adds navigation, custom-size tiles, shared Windows code

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced features of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile OS, including built-in turn-by-turn navigation, a secure "wallet" system, a new, faster browser and live tiles that can be custom sized to better fit the Start screen. Perhaps most importantly, the company revealed that the next wave of Windows Phones will really be Windows Phones, because when Windows Phone 8 comes out, it will share a "common core" of software with Windows 8.


Garmin announces that they will purchase Navigon

On Tuesday Garmin announced that Navigon's shareholders have signed an agreement for a Garmin subsidiary to purchase Germany-based Navigon.


Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Barcode Scanning & More in Windows Phone's Next Big Update

"Mango," the next major update to the Windows Phone mobile operating system, will include several notable enhancements for consumers, including turn-by-turn navigation, built-in barcode scanning, voice-to-text speech input, on-device podcast support and a music identification service similar to the popular mobile application Shazam, but available within Bing. Mango, also known as Windows Phone 7.5, is due out this fall.


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