Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

Summary: Microsoft officially announced that the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is now rolling out to customers and T-Mobile announced it will be launching a new device this holiday season too.

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The rumors and speculation were correct and today Microsoft made it official that the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is starting to roll out to customers. In addition, T-Mobile announced that the HTC Radar will be coming with their HSPA+ network support in time for the holidays.

Microsoft hopes to have a smoother rollout with Mango than they did with NoDo and is turning on the update slowly at first with anticipation that 98 percent of the existing Windows Phone owners will have the update within 4 weeks and much sooner for most. I have an evaluation HTC Trophy on Verizon and after plugging it in a few minutes ago I saw there was an update for the device and am updating it now.

UPDATE: The available update was just the 7392 security update for the Trophy. I'll keep an eye out for the Mango update though.

UPDATE 2: I connected my Dell Venue Pro that has the developer version of Mango RTM installed and was informed that the Mango ISV version is available so I am updating that device now.

There is post on the Windows Phone Blog that has some hands-on impressions of the upcoming T-Mobile HTC Radar 4G. My wife is very frustrated at the moment with her Nokia N8 (she really just likes the camera) and it looks like the HTC Radar 4G may be just the device for her this Christmas. If Nokia gets a Windows Phone device out, then that may be her new device instead though.

From the press email we have the following for the Radar 4G:

The HTC Radar 4G is elegantly crafted with an aluminum unibody design for a sleek and stylish appearance. Sporting a large 3.8-inch LCD touch screen display with a virtual QWERTY keyboard and powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the HTC Radar 4G delivers an efficient mobile communications experience at 4G speeds. The smartphone provides a comprehensive productivity experience with fully integrated Microsoft Exchange and calendar as well as Microsoft Office Hub and Internet Explorer 9 for a fast, beautiful Web experience. Additionally, the new smartphone is equipped with dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with LED flash so you never miss a photo opportunity, even if the phone is locked.

Any readers get the Mango update for their devices yet?

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Wi-Fi, Windows

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  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    I don't think I'm getting it today. :(
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

      @Cylon Centurion I wonder if the 'yanking the internet' trick will work with Mango as it did with No-Do. I'll have to wait to get home to try it.
      pdskep
      • It does

        @pdskep

        Just an FYI.
        LiquidLearner
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

      @Cylon Centurion

      Have the developer version, just updating to final build at the moment.
      tonymcs@...
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

      @Cylon Centurion
      I recieved the Mango 7.5 update today on my Verizon Trophy so you never know. I was expecting Verizon to be the last.
      OhTheHumanity
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    This is starting to mess with my sleep. (waiting for 7.5) i cant wait to get it so i can get some sleep.
    Javel11
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    I keep checking for an update but nothing yet. I've got a Focus 1.3. Hope it's available sometime today.

    Update: Just found this computer world article. Only 10% of users getting it at first. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220329/Microsoft_starts_gradual_rollout_of_Windows_Phone_7.5_Mango_update?taxonomyId=75
    Admin71
    • Just read this

      @Bookmark71

      http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software#comments

      Then you don't have to worry about being that first 10%. I understand a staged rollout, you want to limit issues in the event of a major problem. I just don't want to wait any longer! Mine is updating as I type though.
      LiquidLearner
      • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

        @LiquidLearner I tried over 100 times and couldn't yank the Internet at the right time to cause an update. Everything from the instant I press update to 5 seconds. I can't believe I missed the timing that many times. I give up.
        Admin71
      • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

        @Bookmark71

        You have to disable/disconnect your internet connection within 1-2 seconds after you hit the Update button.
        live.tiles
      • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

        @herry.k I decided to try updating my phone on my work pc so I loaded Zune and first attempt it offered 7392 so it's working. I don't know how I missed the disconnect time window so many times at home. I tried over 100 times on a Windows PC with Zune software and even tried it about 20 times on my Mac with the Windows Phone Connector. Anyway, glad to report it finally worked.
        Admin71
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    I got the Windows Phone 7 for ISV beta (7720) notification
    It says it will update my phone to the retial 7720 image
    :{ unfortunately Im at work and they block the servers so i can not download till i get home
    BillyPadgett
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    Got my HD7 updated. Waiting for 2 Focus, and 1 LG Quantum to get the update. of course one of the Focus is enjoying the beta bits. The HD7 was running beta bits too and the update was smooth, no need to go back to NODO like Microsoft promised.
    Ram U
  • Forcing the update

    For those that do not want to wait for the update to arrive here a mthod to force the update.
    Connect your Phone to PC and start Zune.
    Go to settings to check for phone update.
    Disconnect you internetcable when immediatly after Zune client starts checking for update of your phone and reinsert it again after 10 seconds or so.
    Should work but results may vary depending on how long you take to reinstate the internet connection
    IE11
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    Got nothing. Even tried the above method. Got a Quantum waiting, hope it isn't too much longer...
    jkrevens
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    Got the update for my focus and it turned my phone into a brick!! Have it in download mode to download the update from att instead of in zune. I hope it fixes it!
    imsimsj
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    I want to see Samsung put put devices on Verizion. The focus S looks stunning.
    mcrcoolcm
  • Radar has nice styling. What the white iphone should have been

    Id like to see a hybrid with the radar's styling and the titans specs. 8G is a bit too small.
    Johnny Vegas
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is officially launched

    I have a samsung focus and it turned my phone into a brick! I got my phone back to nodo but the mango won't go in or bricks the phone! Great job microsoft!
    imsimsj
  • HTC 7 Trophy on Vodafone/Australia

    Mine updated this morning, no probs. Very happy!
    It did a minor update first before automatically proceeding with Mango.
    radsdau@...