Microsoft has cleared developers to begin submitting Windows Phone Mango applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
The company will now accept submissions for games, applications and utilities which will be offered through the service's Mango Store section.
"The next generation of Windows Phone apps will soon be hitting the market," said Windows Phone Marketplace senior director Todd Brix in a blog post. "Now is the time to submit the must-have apps for the new wave of Mango phones."
The opening for submissions comes less than a month after Microsoft began providing hardware manufacturers with final copies of Mango. No release date has been given for a Mango update on existing Windows Phone 7 systems.
Microsoft unveiled Mango in April, adding support for the Live Tiles animating interface as well as the ability for handsets to play music files in the background for other applications.
Mango will compete with platforms such as Android and iOS in the smartphone space, but will not be designed for tablets. Microsoft has opted to wait for the release of Windows 8 to add support for tablets.
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