Rumor: Windows Phone "Tango" landing in early June

Another hour, another rumor about Windows Phone. Earlier today we heard a rumor that all Windows Phone 7 devices will get the update to Windows Phone 8 codenamed "Apollo", only to have it refuted several hours later. Now we're hearing that the "Tango" update (or should I say "Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh") to Windows Phone 7 will be coming to phones worldwide sometime in early June.

This rumor comes from Spanish site Mi Movil Windows, which claims to have sourced the information from a Spanish service provider and a phone OEM. Previously we heard that Tango would be arriving in April - it's obviously a bit late for a launch now - but Mi Movil Windows says that the launch has been delayed so that the Tango roll-out can occur simultaneously across all devices and carriers. 

This also fits inside the rough Q2 2012 timeframe that we saw late last year in a leaked roadmap; although the validity of any of these claims will only be seen in time. A June roll-out does seem plausible though, as it is likely going to be the month that the Tango-powered Nokia Lumia 610 will launch (although Nokia has not officially announced this).

Tango is minor update for Windows Phone that allows devices to run with just 256 MB of RAM, amongst other minor features that help bring the operating system to lower price points and developing markets. The bigger Windows Phone update will come closer to the end of the year when we should be seeing Windows Phone 8 launched, codenamed "Apollo".

Thanks to Alex for the tip!

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Interesting will Microsoft support a full version jump free upgrade of Winodws Phone - which goes against their model... or instead not and risk losing out to what Apple offer their customers for free?

Dont think there's anything really worth having in Tango, MMS updates which I'm surprised so many use when they have smartphones and apps like kik and so many others. The Nodo update for Copy & paste seems much more of a big deal, IMO.

I guess that this may be true . A friend of mine told me today that a company in my country almost finished with language translation.So if they send finished translation in a next few days and send it to Microsoft then early June is the real date.

Delaying tango so that everyone can get it together, much like with Mango sounds like a good reason to me. Dunno about June though, but who knows, these carriers like to drag their feet all the time.

GP007 said,
Delaying tango so that everyone can get it together, much like with Mango sounds like a good reason to me. Dunno about June though, but who knows, these carriers like to drag their feet all the time.

Yeah, exactly. It made sense for Mango and (Though admittedly, it could have gone a little smoother), it wasn't all that bad. I like that Microsoft does this with major updates and I for one cannot wait for Tango. Some of the features will be very nice to have.

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JamesWeb said,
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Yo dawg I thought it was going to run on Android devices so it could also play Wii U games because I heard another rumor saying Wii U was going to be an Android so it could run Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8 is the same kernel as Windows 8 so I can run Windows 8 on my Android device.

Enron said,

Yo dawg I thought it was going to run on Android devices so it could also play Wii U games because I heard another rumor saying Wii U was going to be an Android so it could run Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8 is the same kernel as Windows 8 so I can run Windows 8 on my Android device.

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Well the No-do update came out in march. Tango is a bigger update but it is a bit late so I can see why multiple hardware companies said they aren't releasing another phone until WP8.