Some good news thanks to XDA-Devs and the Chevron Devs – WP7 to support homebrew?!…indows-phone-7

“Microsoft will soon support homebrew developments on their Windows Phone 7 platform following two days of meetings with developers behind the ChevronWP7 unlocking tool.

Late last year following the release of Windows Phone 7, a team of developers uncovered a bug which allowed those with a device running the operating system to install applications on their device without using Microsoft’s application store, dubbed the Marketplace.

It made headlines as technology enthusiasts fought over whether the release of the unlocking tool, ChevronWP7, was a good idea to enable freedom on the platform or if it was a bad idea, encouraging jailbreaking and piracy.

However the team behind the software were soon contacted by Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7, who took a keen interest in the matter and encouraged the developers to cease offering the tool while discussions about ChevronWP7’s future continued between Microsoft and the developers.”

Some greats news for the dev and tweaking community, perhaps there is such a thing as a stable o/s with flexibility of development.

via WP7 will officially support homebrew development – xda-developers.


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