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Mango Update Already Out For 50% of Windows Phone Users

October 3, 2011 No Comments

Mango has not been out for a week yet and we are already getting word from Microsoft that Mango has just been sent out to about 50% of Windows Phone users around the world.  That’s quite a large number of updates and Microsoft is not wasting time touting the large number,


Eric Hautala from the Windows Phone Team writes:

“Hello everyone. Six days ago we started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update around the globe.  Here’s how it’s going.

Within the first hours of making it available, we saw successful updates in every country, on every carrier, and for nearly every Windows Phone model. (To see which ones are currently getting it, see Where’s My Phone Update?) On behalf of the engineering team, I want pass on a big thank you for updating your phones so quickly, since it helps us gather the data we need to make decisions more rapidly.

In fact, the update success rates we’re seeing look so good we’ve decided to open the spigot ahead of schedule, and make Windows Phone 7.5 available to 50 percent of eligible customers starting right now. (Why not 100 percent? Because we’re still collecting and analyzing installation data from our smaller operators, and need to watch it little bit longer to make sure everything is OK.)

I know some of you have questions about how Windows Phones are selected to receive the update. Put simply, it’s done totally at random, with absolutely no preference for carrier, model, or country. Random sampling is an important engineering technique to accurately measure quality and pinpoint issues early. In some cases, this can have interesting consequences: A family, for example, can have identical Windows Phones, yet only one phone might get an update notification.”


This has been a complete turnaround from the preview Windows Phone update (NoDo). Microsoft truly learned from their mistakes and are pushing forward at a speedy rate with their Mango update.

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