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Xbox LIVE game Flowerz gets Mango-support, more languages in update

It's starting to happen folks: Microsoft's Xbox LIVE catalog is getting a Mango refresh, meaning more languages and just as exciting, fast-resume support for app switching.

The first game to get this is the freebie Flowerz. The game was just recently bumped to v1.2 and now features Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Czech and more languages on board, matching Mango's language expansion. In addition, we were able to confirm on our Mango phones that indeed, fast-app switching is working, meaning this was recompiled with the 7.1 dev tools.

What's interesting is that Flowerz was the very first Xbox LIVE game in the Marketplace, meaning we may expect this to happen in a sequential ordering (at least for the older games). Very cool, very cool...

Grab Flowerz here in the Marketplace to give it a go.

via: Professeur Thibault

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I tried to download Flowerz on my Nodo device and it said that I needed to update my phone via Zune. Does this mean Mango compatible apps wont work on Nodo?

futurix says:

Yes, apps recompiled for Mango cannot work on Nodo (obviously).

Paul Acevedo says:

If true, that's not good. It means that Flowerz has essentially been locked away from new users who don't have Mango yet.

wolfgang#WP says:

That is how it is on all of the platforms. If you write an app that targets features not available in previous versions of the OS -- then users with the previous version of the OS can't use your app.I know many people who never update their iPhones (that is probably why apple wants OTA updates), but I know many people who never connect their iPhones to their PC and therefore are confused when they can't use some apps...

Paul Acevedo says:

The difference here is that Mango isn't even officially out yet. Only people in the developer program, etc. have access to it.

1jaxstate1 says:

Wow, this game is fast now! I'm going to need Arcane's Tower Defense to get a Mango update out and improve the frame rate pronto! I don't think I'm buying anymore games unless it's been recompiled for Mango!

surge48 says:

Plants v. Zombies needs an update asap!! That game takes years to load. Gets frustrating when responding to texts :-\

zuner@heart says:

Is anybody else using 7720 having trouble SEEING UPDATES? Nearly every time I read that some app has been updated by someone, I can't see the update.