Microsoft opens the spigot, Windows Phone Mango available to all

You get Mango, you get Mango, everybody gets Mango!

Ok, so not quite as exciting as Oprah giving away the goods on her show but if you are a Windows Phone user, the news is nearly as good. Microsoft has posted up on their blog that Windows Phone Mango update is now available to nearly all of its users but does note that some devices on specific carriers still have a bit more time to wait. 

For example, we're working with Orange in Europe to resolve a couple technical issues that are temporarily preventing us from delivering updates at full throttle to all its Windows Phone customers.

So there you have it, Microsoft has proven that it is capable of rolling out the update to the majority of its device in a reasonable time window. Any doubt about Microsoft's ability after the NoDo update to be able to complete such a task can be put to bed. 

Mango brings many new features and is Microsoft's current competitor to Apple's iOS 5 and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich and uh, even BlackBerry OS 7. 

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this is one of the reasons I love my iPhone & Apples iOS, when it's out it's out for everyone* without having to wait hours to be released for your carrier and so .
this is one of the reasons I'm starting to hate my LG Optimus 2x & Android. I'm still stuck with 2.2 also I have no clue when will it update to 2.3, but on the web it saids clearly that it is upgradable to 2.3. I have no hopes for it to get Android 4

also it's funny that the Optimus is a dual core (1Gh) and it moves way slower (thanks Android) than iPhone 4 (iOS5 on it) and also missing features from developers or maybe Android doesn't support them:
• Skype couldn't video call until 2 weeks ago, now you can but only with the back camera
• Yahoo Messenger same problem like Skype.
• etc.

At least I know my next phone that will replace the LG Optimus won't be an Android phone, I think I'll switch to Windows Phones, just hope that we'll we more Apps for them.


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everyone - means to have a phone that's not older than 3, since it was released.

As of a few minutes ago, only build 7392 was available (which wasn't available yesterday), but I didn't get anything else. I'm using a Samsung Focus 1.3 on AT&T.

Tom said,
Don't have it on my Omnia 7 yet :'(

I'm sorry to hear that. I got it on my Samsung Focus on day 1, around 6 hours after release. I hope you get it soon. For my phone at least, it really makes a difference in performance, and my Focus wasn't a slow-poke by any means.

Tom said,
Don't have it on my Omnia 7 yet :'(

Try this old trick mate , you should have it in 5 mins

Click on “phone”, then click on “SETTINGS” and then click on “UPDATE”. If you're on the latest build of NoDo, you'll be informed that your handset is up to date and there's no update available yet.

Step 1: This step is the trickiest one and timing is crucial, therefore proceed carefully. and when you hit the “UPDATE” tab, immediately disconnect your PC from the internet, which means turn off WiFi or remove the Ethernet cable through which you're connected to the internet.

Step 2: If you performed Step 1 properly, then after about 30 seconds Zune will tell you that a software update is available for your handset. Don't see the update? Repeat Step 1 again until you do see an update.

desitunez said,

Try this old trick mate , you should have it in 5 mins

Click on “phone”, then click on “SETTINGS” and then click on “UPDATE”. If you're on the latest build of NoDo, you'll be informed that your handset is up to date and there's no update available yet.

Step 1: This step is the trickiest one and timing is crucial, therefore proceed carefully. and when you hit the “UPDATE” tab, immediately disconnect your PC from the internet, which means turn off WiFi or remove the Ethernet cable through which you're connected to the internet.

Step 2: If you performed Step 1 properly, then after about 30 seconds Zune will tell you that a software update is available for your handset. Don't see the update? Repeat Step 1 again until you do see an update.

This is how I got Mango (samsung Omnia 7 orange uk). BUT step one above is a little fiddley, you have to play around with the amount of time between clikcing chjeck for updates (in Zune this is) and actually pulling your connection (I just dissabled my network adapter.

Once you get the message saying an update is available make SURE you connect back to the net, as the trick is now complete and you need connectivity in order to download the update.

Shadrack said,
Kudos to MS for supporting phones that are just barely a year old. Google and Android OEMs need to take notes.

Google supports its Nexus phones for more than a year. It's the Android OEMs that need to take note.

fsX said,

Google supports its Nexus phones for more than a year. It's the Android OEMs that need to take note.

Hmm, well...considering they are basically the same OEMs the only difference I see is MS and Google.

fsX said,

Google supports its Nexus phones for more than a year. It's the Android OEMs that need to take note.

it goes both ways though.. when you get an update a year later then when others started getting it, is it really an extra year of support?