Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

Summary: Mango update headed to a Windows Phone near you!

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Windows Phone users, it's time to be happy - You're finally going to get your hands on the Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' update.

Yes, Microsoft is finally pushing out the update that it first previewed back in May!

The update will be pushed to existing Windows Phone handsets over the coming weeks.

Here's how Eric Hautala describes the launch on the Windows Team Blog:

Today we're starting the roll out of Windows Phone 7.5 to more than 98 percent of existing Windows Phone customers. This is a simultaneous, coordinated, global update that cuts across carriers, phone models, and countries. This time, almost everybody is going first.

Here's a rundown of the Mango goodness that you can look forward to in the update that Microsoft is calling 'people-centric':

  • Third-party app multitasking
  • Speech command
  • Improved Microsoft Office, with Office 365 support
  • Custom ringtones
  • Visual voicemail
  • YouTube integration
  • Updated Bing search engine
  • Improved hubs

More info on new features here.

In the market for a Windows Phone 7.5 handset? You'll have to wait a few weeks for makers to get up to speed. Probably the first to hit the US market will be the Samsung Focus S on the AT&T network.

Want to know where your Windows Phone update is? Check the listing here.

Topics: Mobility, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    Interestingly http://adf.ly/2tGXK
    Student from Bosnia
  • ZZZZ DOA

    nobody wants it.
    MSFTWorshipper
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

      @MSFTWorshipper

      Got it, your real name is "nobody" LOL
      Simon Toronto
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

      @MSFTWorshipper

      That's not fair, there must be at least three people who do.
      Alan Smithie
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    I don't think I'm up to getting it today. Still says I'm up to date with 7392. :(
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • I'm just waiting for the first problem

    Somewhere in the world, someone is going to have problems with this update.

    AKH will then write a flurry of blogs about how 7.5 is bricking handsets.
    toddybottom
    • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

      @toddybottom

      don't forget the part where he says why " ... he is not surprised ..." followed by an far-fetched " ... how it could have been done better ..." finally followed by a comparison to how Apple does it, because they never have problems like an update making a phone slower.

      *note for the apple fans, this is not a complaint about apple, it is about AKH. You can still enjoy your excellent device without fear that somebody is looking down their nose at you.
      mep01378
    • Even better

      @toddybottom

      It will have a link to a SJVN article.

      Okay, that was below the belt. AKH isn't that bad. I still fail to see why showing off software 6 months before release is a bad thing. Developers had plenty of time with it too.
      LiquidLearner
      • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

        @LiquidLearner
        +1
        Ram U
  • 23 people will be pleased!

    ...and that doesn't include the switchers, so maybe 30-ish?

    Mango.....who cares?
    Scrat
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    I will claim that have a brick and have it up again but the update will not go in! Samsung Focus! Android here I come!
    imsimsj
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    I will claim the Brick! I have a samsung Focus that mango turned into a brick! I got it back to nodo but the mango update will not go in or bricks the phone. Great job microsoft! Android here I come!
    imsimsj
  • Verizon is rolling it out.....

    I recieved the update today. good to go!
    OhTheHumanity
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    Alot of people are looking forward to Mango, I AM :)
    PriMinister
  • The Loser Fanbois Are Getting Defensive Already ...

    ... pre-diss the critics and avoid the rush!
    ldo17
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    6 days from now will we get a post saying

    "Yes, Apple is finally pushing out the update that it first previewed back in June!" (see what I did there?)

    Of course not...
    CarlitosLx
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    Hmm Scrat - the squirrel that runs arount pointlesly after the "ONE BEST NUT" while starving and ignoring life.

    Yup - sounds like an apple customer
    Transit Tim
  • RE: Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' goes live!

    Well now that Microsoft has a truly good smart phone in the
    market place they need to get lots of advertisements out there to let people know they have a great product that is useful and award winning a lot of Microsoft windows phone 7 commercials I have seen stunk Microsoft tell people what
    this phone can do and people will buy them.
    gregnewm7