Windows Phone 7 Tango update rolls out to Lumia 710/800 phones

Owners of the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 smartphones from Nokia will soon be able to get the latest Windows Phone 7 update from Microsoft. In a post on the official Nokia blog, the company announced that the "Tango" update will be available for both phones. Owners will have to hook up their devices to their PC and use the Zune software to receive the Tango update; the update rollout should be completed by the end of July.

This is a relatively minor update for these phones but it does have one big new feature and that is being able to use the phones for Wi-Fi tethering. It also adds "flip-to-silence", which will cut out all sounds of incoming phone calls and alerts when the phone is placed face down.

Once the Tango update is in place, Lumia 610 and 800 owners will also be able to download and install the recently released Camera Extras app from Nokia. The app adds some new features to the phones' on board camera, including the Smart Group Shot mode, which takes several photos of a group of people. Users can then select the best facial shots from each person and then edit them into one image.

And what about owners of the Lumia 900? News.com reports that the Wi-Fi tethering feature is already available for owners of that smartphone. As far as the "flip-to-silence" feature, Nokia said it will be added to the Lumia 900 at some point but there is no definitive date yet.

Source: Official Nokia blog

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