Yesterday, at 10am Pacific time, Microsoft began cranking out Mango, Windows Phone 7.5, across the globe. That’d be 6pm our time, or thereabouts.
Big Daddy Microsoft warns that it’ll be a gradual process, but hopes that “most existing customers” will receive the update within the next four weeks or so.
Eric Hautala, General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering, explains: “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.” Whatever that means.
However, only 10% of users will get the Mango update this week. All going well, that’ll be ramped up to around 25% for a couple of weeks before being cranked to 100%.
But why not just crank it to 11 from Day 1? Microsoft explains that the update is in fact several updates, primarily comprising juicy Mango, but also including updates specific to combinations of carrier and manufacturer.
Patience, Windows Phone 7 users. You’ll get your 500+ enhancements soon enough.
via: Windows Phone Blog