Apple presented the most recent upgrades with software and services at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011, including the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS 5.

IOS 5 is iPhone’s best bet against Android line up.

Below are the key takeaways from WWDC 2011 (Day 1)

10.39 am - Boasts about iOS

10.39 am - Over 200 million iOS sold to date.

10.39 am - It makes iOS the No.1 mobile OS with 44 percent market share

10.43 am - iOS 5 dubbed a major release, an incredible (release) for developers and customers.

10.43 am - 1500 new APIs and 200 new features

10.43 am - Walking the audience through the top 10 features

10.44 am - [1] Notifications

10.44 am - Criticizes the present notifications

10.44 am - Now with push notifications

10.44 am - Scaled beautifully

10.44 am - Better UI promised

10.44 am - Present notifications confusing and annoying

10.44 am - They interrupt user's work and show up strangely on the lock screen

10.44 am - When lock screen is unlocked, the notification list isn't persistent

10.44 am - especially if there are tons of notifications

10.44 am - So new solution: Notification Center

10.44 am - single place to combine and organize all notifications

10.44 am - Center can be accessed by swiping screen top to down

10.44 am - UI looks radically cool

10.44 am - Huge applause

10.44 am - No longer annoying notifications

10.44 am - Replaced by cool animations

10.44 am - Now by unlocking lock screen, user is directed straight to notification source

10.44 am - Swipe down to access Notification Center

10.44 am - Swipe up to exit

10.48 am - [2] News Stand

10.48 am - Access to most newspapers and tons of magazines (Apple has been quietly doing the hard work by tying up with publishers)

10.48 am - News Stand looks similar to iBooks but dedicated to magazines and newspapers

10.48 am - Automatic downloads

10.48 am - Can be read offline (is Amazon listening?)

10.51 am - [3] Twitter Integration

10.51 am - Twitter is important. Per week 1 billion tweets sent. 

10.51 am - Now Twitter built into iPhone

10.51 am - Single sign-in for Twitter and all apps that use Twitter (user permission needed)

10.51 am - Twitter UI integrated with camera

10.51 am - Crowd claps.

10.51 am - Now tweet also possible from safari, videos from YouTube and locations from maps

10.51 am - Contacts also integrated with Twitter

10.51 am - Grabs photos for contacts

10.52 am - [4] Safari

10.52 am - 2/3 of all mobile web browsing done on Safari (!!!!)

10.52 am - with iOS 5, Safari looks even better

10.52 am - Now possible to email story content together with link

10.52 am - No more ads in pages

10.52 am - multiple pages can be parsed to single story

10.54 am - Reading list allows user to quickly save stories for later read (faster bookmark?)

10.54 am - Reading list can be synced across multiple devices

10.54 am - Safari now has tabbed browsing feature (!!)

10.54 am - Switching between tabs is “lightning fast”

10.54 am - Safari Reader gets rid of reviews and unnecessary content on page to help user dive right into essential stuff.

10.54 am - Webmasters may not be happy to hear this.

10.57 am - [5] Reminders

10.57 am - Now possible to make multiple lists and save them with dates to remind you.

10.57 am - Reminder can be location-based

10.59 am - [6] Camera

10.59 am - Now faster access to camera

10.59 am - Get access to camera even if screen locked

10.59 am - To access - double tap home button and the tap camera icon

10.59 am - tap volume up to take photos

10.59 am - Crowd cheers

11.02 am - Can now edit photos on iPhone

11.02 am - Crop and rotate function

11.02 am - Red eye reduction

11.02 am - Auto focus and auto exposure possible

11.02 am - auto-enhance possible using iPhoto

11.03 am - [7] Mail

11.03 am - Rich text formatting (!!)

11.03 am - addresses now draggable (drag and drop)

11.03 am - Flagging function added

11.03 am - Entire messages can be searched

11.03 am - keyboard enhancements (!!)

11.03 am - Now possible to drag keyboard up

11.03 am - split keyboard (ergonomic keyboard)

11.03 am - small keyboard possible (for thumb typing?)

11.06 am - [8] PC Free Function

11.06 am - Now no need to hook up with PC to access into iTunes

11.06 am - Right out of the box, iPhone greets you with 'welcome screen' with unlock (saves hassle from plugging into iTunes)

11.08 am - Delta updates available

11.08 am - Software updates now over the air

11.08 am - Just download only what has changed and not whole app/software

11.10 am - [9] Game Center

11.10 am - iOS is the most popular gaming platform on the planet.

11.10 am - 50 million unique game center users

11.10 am - Silence? No applause?

11.10 am - Apple takes a dig at Xbox - Xbox live around 8 years, they have around 30m users.

11.10 am - Game Center improved

11.10 am - More achievement points

11.10 am - Game Discovery

11.10 am - Recommend friends

11.10 am - Friends of friends

11.10 am - Turn-based games now supported on OS level

11.10 am - Games can be purchased/downloaded directly from Game Center

11.13 am - [10] iMessage

11.13 am - The new messaging service between all iOS 5 users

11.13 am - Crowd goes OOOOOO

11.13 am - High quality photos and videos can now be shared

11.13 am - I believe we have the best messaging client out there on the iPhone.

11.13 am - Alerts not annoying anymore (does not interrupt user in middle of game)

11.13 am - New features include delivery receipts and read receipts (to confirm if it's been read)

11.13 am - iMessages can also be pushed to all devices e.g. start a conversation on your iPhone and continue on your iPad right where you left off.

11.13 am - iMessages work with 3G as well as Wi-Fi

11.13 am - And everything is encrypted

11.13 am - Crowd claps

11.13 am - These are the 10 of the 200 new features in iOS 5. Something for everyone.

11.18 am - Developer seed is out. Customers will get iOS 5 this fall.

11.13 am - Wi-Fi sync to iTunes (crowd goes nuts!!!)

11.13 am - Now sync to iTune over Wi-Fi while iPhone recharges (and you sleep)