Mango – An Update for Windows Phone 7 Begins Rolling Out

Last week Microsoft said that the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango due in Fortnight and they have finally announced their latest mobile operating system. The new updated version is available for download for selected users at the moment and Microsoft says that the updated version will soon be available for all existing Windows Phone users. As the company aims to roll out the updated version slowly, some users may have to wait for extended period of time before being able to get their share of new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

Microsoft, in fact, fails to make things clear and made some ambiguous and vague remarks reported on the Windows Phone blog:

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.

Moving down to couple of sentences:

So we’re deliberately starting out slow. This week, we’ll be making the update available to 10 percent of customers.

Well, both these statement are quite conflicting and confusing for me at least, if not for all. But what I am able to conceive from these few lines is that in the beginning the updated version will be available for 10% of users and the company will then gradually expand its new updated version to remaining 88% of users, as they mentioned they want to keep it slow.

The mention of gradual software release definitely makes some sense here as this will prevent things going awry for what we have learned from our previous experience Windows Phone 7 that make things worst for the handsets. The Microsoft’s Where is My Update website simply directs users to just wait for an alert to appear on their handsets. It has no clues about time.

The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango comes with several different features including: Facebook Places support integrated, Dynamic Live Tiles for third party developers, Contacts can be grouped and pinned to homescreen, Twitter/LinkedIn support, Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat, Threaded messages and e-mail, a suite of Bing stuff (Song ID, QR code reader, Album/CD cover identifier, etc.), New camera UI, Internet Explorer 9, Ringtone management, front facing camera support, and Optional, depending on the carrier: Visual voicemail, internet tethering.

We will have to wait until an update notice appear in our handset so as to have a thorough look at the features.

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