Verizon's Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) support page now live

 

We know that Mango is right around the corner and it should be dropping from the tree at any moment. Microsoft has said that it will be out in the next week or two, we have heard whispers of the 27th and now Verizon’s Mango support page is live.

The support page does not offer up a date but does have two PDF downloads that talk about the benefits of the software upgrade and instructions for updating your device.

For those on Verizon, this should be extremely pleasing; Verizon is typically slow to deliver new updates when compared to their competitors. But with this new support page, it looks like Verizon is gearing up for the update along with many other carriers.

We should hopefully hear more this week about the official update path for all existing Windows Phone devices. All eyes will be on Microsoft to see how this distribution pans out as the last update, NoDo, was a bit of a bumpy ride for some users.

Mango should also be arriving any day now and it will bring 500 new features to the Windows Phone platform. Microsoft is hopeful that with Mango, new hardware and a holiday shopping season ahead, Windows Phone will be able to gain the attention it rightfully deserves.

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Hurry up 3UK....I've been a loyal customer for 6 years but ur recent handling of my account has been appalling as has ur support for WP7!!

alexalex said,
Can someone please list all 500 new features in Mango ?

Enough of them are documented... Look at the changes to what developers have access to alone... The new features of the OS? There's definitely a lot of new stuff.

I guess my unlocked Omnia 7 will never receive the update. Looks like that, by Microsoft's logic, I cannot get update until my (nonexistent) carrier have tested it which will never happen.

RealFduch said,
I guess my unlocked Omnia 7 will never receive the update. Looks like that, by Microsoft's logic, I cannot get update until my (nonexistent) carrier have tested it which will never happen.

Um, no. You have what MS calls an "Open market phone" which usually gets the update in the first wave

Sraf said,

Um, no. You have what MS calls an "Open market phone" which usually gets the update in the first wave


Well... I received the "February update" in June. I can only guess when I'd get it this time. What's good is that I already installed the seemingly final Mango build back in August. MS really ****ed me off as the developer, saying that, if I want to test Mango apps, I'd have to wipe my phone after several months. I didn't believe them though.

greenwizard88 said,
It's Tuesday in Australia. Where's my Mango, Microsoft?

As is often the case MS is probably working off of Seattle PDT times so, later this afternoon in Europe and I guess tomorrow morning for you.

jimmyfal said,
Verizon doesn't deserve to be first.

I don't think it's really a race at this point. It seems that Microsoft has been working to get all carriers and OEM's ready at the same time roughly...

M_Lyons10 said,

I don't think it's really a race at this point. It seems that Microsoft has been working to get all carriers and OEM's ready at the same time roughly...

+1 Microsoft learned quite a bit from the NoDo update process. Mango will be alot quicker and smoother.

Come on Rogers!!! I want the 'My Account' app back, Visual Voicemail package and WiFi Hotspot features! Don't let your customers down!

James_H said,
I'm with you on that one. Can't wait to update my LG Optimus 7.

Afaik telus also has the update ready. The LG optimus 7 support page also mentions mango.