Microsoft: Windows Phone “Mango” has been released to manufacturing

Microsoft has been hard at work to get its next update to the Windows Phone platform ready for prime time. On that note, Microsoft has announced today that the update has been officially released to manufacturing.

Microsoft has indicated, via the Windows Team Blog, that Mango has been sent out and is now in the hands of "mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations". Microsoft states:

I [ Terry Myerson] wanted to drop into the Windows Phone Blog briefly to update you on an important milestone. Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango” – the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system.

This update represents a significant update to the Windows Phone platform and also represents Microsoft's next chance to prove to everyone that it is capable of rolling out an update without issue. Microsoft's last update, 'NoDo', did not go as the company had planned. But, rolling out any update to many different phones on multiple carriers is not an easy task. Microsoft took the hiccups in stride and did keep the public updated as they worked through several issues.

Mango will bring many new features to the table including multitasking, IE 9, Threads, and many more features. It is expected that later tonight Fujitsu will announce one of the first Windows Phones running the Mango platform in Japan.

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Oh important note. I just realised that you won't see this update until you get Zune player update to 4.8 as this was a pre-requisite to install the beta so it only makes sense that you will need it for the RTM so I'm going to keep an eye out for that

EmilyTheStrange said,
i hope in 1 month unbranded phones would get it <3
As soon as Microsoft push the update unbranded phones will be the first to know about it. I actually can't wait

zikalify said,
As soon as Microsoft push the update unbranded phones will be the first to know about it. I actually can't wait

I guess I'll discover this soon since my phone is umbranded

JSYOUNG571 said,
Well this it! I am really hoping Microsoft got it together this time around.

Microsoft had it together. The carriers & phone manufacturers on the other hand...

Will unbranded phones get this soon then? Or do we have to wait for an actual release date? I'm unbranded therefore don't rely on a carrier.

zikalify said,
Will unbranded phones get this soon then? Or do we have to wait for an actual release date? I'm unbranded therefore don't rely on a carrier.

They should since there is no "carrier testing" going on, but MS might try to time the roll out close to the carrier ones so more people are happy etc. Only time will tell.

zikalify said,
Will unbranded phones get this soon then? Or do we have to wait for an actual release date? I'm unbranded therefore don't rely on a carrier.

There's still manufacturer/OEM testing that has to be done, and they also have to make sure they're written up their own support and troubleshooting documentation and are ready to support their customers when the update goes live.

medium_pimpin said,
No update available yet....

No kidding, It's out for carrier and OEM testing. The updates come after that

Sraf said,

No kidding, It's out for carrier and OEM testing. The updates come after that

I just want to say that that came out more hostile than I intended

Enron said,
Let's go Nokia, I want to give you my money so please make an amazing phone to go with Mango.

Man... i totally want to give them my money too, but they need to hurry.
Google needs to hurry and release a wp7 app for Google + too ! But i won't hold my breath for that.

Jan said,
Just waiting for an updated emulator...

They should get the final Mango SDK out soon now that it's RTMd. Maybe later this week or next? I'd guess it'd be before the month was out since they're going to start taking Mango apps in August.

andrewbares said,
Now all we need is a Nokia phone, on T-Mobile please?

...and Verizon? I want to move some staff over to WP7, but need specific hardware. I'm hoping with Mango more phones will be coming out.

floopydoodle said,
Hah! Now, who said it wouldn't be out in 2011? Can't wait to get it. I'm sure the carrier/oem testing will go smoother this time.
That was Paul Thurrott lol, he thinks itll be here in october. I say earlier

zikalify said,
That was Paul Thurrott lol, he thinks itll be here in october. I say earlier

Paul Thurrott, to be honest, is a ****ing moron, just like Walt Mossberg.

zikalify said,
That was Paul Thurrott lol, he thinks itll be here in october. I say earlier

I always expected it in Sept, not RTM, I mean when actual updates start to roll out.

GP007 said,

I always expected it in Sept, not RTM, I mean when actual updates start to roll out.

yep seeing as they have said app submissions are end of august.

PlogCF said,

Paul Thurrott, to be honest, is a ****ing moron, just like Walt Mossberg.
Out of curiousity, what does he do wrong that you can do right?

Thurrott originally believed, that it will be almost impossible, for Mango to come this year. It has RTM'd in July already, and it's enough time for carriers and manufacturers to get the kinks out of the update process.

And everyone, turn off your cameras, because Fujitsu CEO, is going to show a "super secret" device today.

GP007 said,

I always expected it in Sept, not RTM, I mean when actual updates start to roll out.

I hope so. I can't wait for this update.

GP007 said,

I always expected it in Sept, not RTM, I mean when actual updates start to roll out.

Well, I, among other people using SIM free devices, will hopefully receive the update in September; as for people depending on US Carriers to receive it I am not so sure. Historically carriers rolled out updates very slowly; furthermore if new devices will hit the market in the same timeframe I suspect that carriers will delay the release of mango for already sold devices even longer. I hope I am wrong but only time will tell.