Mango to be Released in a Week or Two! Microsoft Cautions Against Using Homebrew ToolsSeptember 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 updateâ€”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 Whereâ€™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 phoneâ€”and appsâ€”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 youâ€™ll need to update your phone. If you havenâ€™t already, I encourage you to install it. I think youâ€™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, youâ€™ll be asked to participate in improving the update process. Please consider doing so.
I know youâ€™re eager to get your hands on the next release of Windows Phoneâ€”and everyone involved with Windows Phone is equally excited and eager to deliver it to you. Please hang onâ€”weâ€™re almost there.
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!