Lumia 900 Tango update available for US and Canada

Owners of the Nokia Lumia 900 in the US and Canada have been waiting patiently for the promised Windows Phone "Tango" update. A few days ago, AT&T's servers showed that the update was ready to go live.

Today, the official Nokia blog announced that the software updates are now available for both US and Canadian owners of the Lumia 900. If you have a PC, you can go ahead and download the update by connecting the smartphone to the PC and grab it via the Zune software. Mac owners can use the Windows Phone 7 connector software.

Nokia says there will be three separate downloads to complete the upgrade of the Lumia 900 and it could take about 30 minutes to complete the process, so be sure to get yourself a snack and drink while you are waiting.

US owners will be able to now use the "Flip-to-silence" feature, which turns off the Lumia 900's ringer once you turn the phone over. It also has a number of battery and camera improvements. Canadian Lumia 900 owners will not only have the new "Flip-to-silence" feature, but will also adds support for the Contacts Share app, that allows business travelers to send and receive their business cards as text messages.

Source: Nokia blog

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Updated mine OK but it wasn't just one update, it was 3 updates stupid enough did reboot every time and did the next one after that. finished after 3rd though.

S3P€hR said,
Updated mine OK but it wasn't just one update, it was 3 updates stupid enough did reboot every time and did the next one after that. finished after 3rd though.

It actually states that in the news story where it says,

"Nokia says there will be three separate downloads to complete the upgrade of the Lumia 900 and it could take about 30 minutes to complete the process, so be sure to get yourself a snack and drink while you are waiting."

It was noted by Nokia in advance that it would be 3 updates. Updates for Windows Phone are cumulative and sometimes require earlier versions to be installed because of servicing stack updates.

Similar to how there are times Windows Update will ask you to install an update for Windows Update before it will install any further updates.

The 3 updates are as follows for the US Lumia 900:

Windows Phone OS 7.5 Build 7.10.8773
Windows Phone OS 7.5 Build 7.10.8779
Nokia Update Firmware Version 2175.2301.8779.12223

All of those updates are required in order to be up to date and have all bug fixes installed.

When you do updates via Zune it does 'delta' updating (or so I've been told) as opposed to a full OS update so that you don't have to reset your phone & reinstall everything.

Shane Nokes said,

It actually states that in the news story where it says,

"Nokia says there will be three separate downloads to complete the upgrade of the Lumia 900 and it could take about 30 minutes to complete the process, so be sure to get yourself a snack and drink while you are waiting."

It was noted by Nokia in advance that it would be 3 updates. Updates for Windows Phone are cumulative and sometimes require earlier versions to be installed because of servicing stack updates.

Similar to how there are times Windows Update will ask you to install an update for Windows Update before it will install any further updates.

The 3 updates are as follows for the US Lumia 900:

Windows Phone OS 7.5 Build 7.10.8773
Windows Phone OS 7.5 Build 7.10.8779
Nokia Update Firmware Version 2175.2301.8779.12223

All of those updates are required in order to be up to date and have all bug fixes installed.

When you do updates via Zune it does 'delta' updating (or so I've been told) as opposed to a full OS update so that you don't have to reset your phone & reinstall everything.

This is correct, it installs them in order one after the other, if 8773 installed fine but you had a problem with 8779 then you'd be left with 8773 and not have to go all the way back to 8112 etc. It takes a bit longer this way but I think it's probably for the best.

Mulsivaas said,
I have been using Tango on my Arrive for a looong time now.

That's true if you used the method of updating that was listed on XDA Developers.

The problem is that doesn't update the firmware, and it's not an officially supported method.

nub was saying that Sprint (the carrier) will never release Tango.

On that I say never say never, since it is rumored that 7.8 will be released to all existing phones.

By rumored I mean pretty much confirmed, but a lot of people are still doubting it.