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Mango to be Released in a Week or Two! Microsoft Cautions Against Using Homebrew Tools

September 21, 2011 4 Comments

Finally some official news on the Mango update! Eric Hautala, General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering for Windows Phone put up a post today where he let us know that the Mango update should begin distributiion in a week or two. The “Where’s My Phone Update?” page will be also updated to show the rollout status of Mango.

Hautala also took the opportunity to warn people not to resort to leaked updates or homebrew tools, since OEM’s are also distributing updates that are needed for your phone to work in harmony with the Mango update.

For complete details check out Hautala’s post below:

Hi everybody. Given all the recent speculation around the timing of our Mango update, I wanted to bring you up to speed on what to expect next.

For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update—and making solid progress. As a result, we now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two. At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status.

This also seems like a good time to caution against installing unofficial or leaked copies of Windows Phone software.

During the official Windows Phone 7.5 update process, every Windows Phone will also receive software from the handset manufacturer. This matched and paired firmware has been painstakingly tuned so your phone—and apps—work with all the new features of Windows Phone 7.5. Since your phone requires the proper firmware to function as designed, my advice is simple: steer clear of bootleg updates and homebrew tools.

By the way, in case you missed it, we recently released new versions of both the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac and the Zune software for PCs, which you’ll need to update your phone. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to install it. I think you’ll like the update-related improvements, which speed up the overall update process and give you more control over backups. A small favor: When you update to Zune 4.8, you’ll be asked to participate in improving the update process. Please consider doing so.

I know you’re eager to get your hands on the next release of Windows Phone—and everyone involved with Windows Phone is equally excited and eager to deliver it to you. Please hang on—we’re almost there.

Eric Hautala

General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering

I can’t wait until we know an exact date, but I am very happy that at least we know it won’t be much longer!


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  • http://nosmorex.wordpress.com John Lewis

    Well, finally. Something semi-official. I am stoked for Mango.

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Will you be getting a new device to go with that Mango?

  • http://twitter.com/TalkTechie Techie Talker

    I’m seriously considering WP7 Mango as my next phone purchase.  My first and only smartphone has been the iPhone4.  I’m having problems finding specific reasons to make the jump.  Can someone point me to an article, blog, or something that makes the case for WP7?

    I primarily use my phone for email, phone, occasionally looking at documents, and rarely web-surfing.

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