Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update officially on its way

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update officially on its wayYesterday, 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

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4 comments

Julias  Sep. 28, 2011 at 12:15

I'm desperately waiting for my mango update..its taking too long but at least its started rolling out now!

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 28, 2011 at 12:42

Will they stop this naughty stuff?

Julias  Sep. 28, 2011 at 13:00

whoosh  Sep. 28, 2011 at 14:37

try a google search on force mango update
PS Mr Microsoft - when you knew we all demanded custom ringtones, did younot think we wanted custom alerts too - epic fail spoiling a great update...

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