Windows Phone Mango coming in "the next week or two"

Almost as intense and persistent as the rumours surrounding the arrival of the next iPhone, are the speculations about when another fruit will be dropping from the tree. Everyone seems to have an idea of when Windows Phone’s next big update, currently known as Mango, will arrive, but so far all the dates that everyone has guessed at have been rather wide of the mark.

Today, Eric Hautala – General Manager for Customer Experience Engineering at Microsoft – has made a post on the Windows Phone blog to address all the speculation and to give some idea of when Mango will finally arrive.

Carefully avoiding any commitment to a specific date, Hautala says that Microsoft expects Mango – or Windows Phone 7.5, as it’s to be officially marketed – “to start rolling out in the next week or two”. Within the next fortnight, the company will refresh its ‘Where’s My Phone Update?’ pages to inform customers on when they should expect the update to land on their carrier and handset.

Hautala also pointed out in his post that Microsoft and OEMs work closely to ensure that the software and firmware updates that they deploy work properly together, so that the phone and any apps installed on it will work properly and take advantage of the many new features that will arrive with Windows Phone 7.5. On that note, he repeats Microsoft’s earlier advice to avoid installing homebrew software and “bootleg updates”.

That Mango goodness is now so close we can almost taste it. As Eric says, “please hang on – we’re almost there”.  

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[quote=tomcoleman said,]It will be released same time as iPhone/iOS 5 to take away some of apples spotlight[/quote

I hope not - I love my little Omnia 7 and can't wait for Mango, but if they go up against iOS5 MS will lose out, Apple is just too good at marketing.

It will be released same time as iPhone/iOS 5 to take away some of apples spotlight.

I hope not - I love my little Omnia 7 and can't wait for Mango, but if they go up against iOS5 MS will lose out, Apple is just too good at marketing.

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I have an Omnia 7 that I love too its great, but I feel exactly the same, MS need to commission the BBC Top Gear UK production & graphics team to help them with their adverts!

i don't know why everybody is freaking out over this... MS said the start of fall, now fall is almost here. patience everybody. they never said anything before, the hype was all total speculation

jasonon said,
i don't know why everybody is freaking out over this... MS said the start of fall, now fall is almost here. patience everybody. they never said anything before, the hype was all total speculation

Exactly. So they said "fall". And the actual release is "the first two weeks of fall"?? Seems perfectly reasonable to me... LOL

The thing I don't like is that according to this guys statement we have to wait "a couple weeks more" and then the web site will change telling us when Mango MIGHT be available !!!!
WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP ???? JUST RELEASE IT ALREADY !!!!
I have been holding off getting a new phone for two months already, and I am fed up wiuth waiting.

Caveman-ugh said,

I have been holding off getting a new phone for two months already, and I am fed up wiuth waiting.

Why would you bother holding off getting a new phone? ALL current WP7 devices will get Mango when it is released (hell, most of them can be updated already if you know what you are doing). There is no logical reason to hold off getting a phone simply because you are waiting on the update to be released. Now, if you are waiting on some of the phones to start shipping with Mango, that is a totally different issue, since there already are some out there.

That just shows that you have not kept up to date with the mechanocs of the WP7.5 phones. For one thing the "OLD" phones don't have a camera that faces you !!
Not to mention the software at all. PLUS.....you can bet your bottom dollar that the WP7.5 phones will be cheaper than the current ones as well.

Caveman-ugh said,
That just shows that you have not kept up to date with the mechanocs of the WP7.5 phones. For one thing the "OLD" phones don't have a camera that faces you !!
Not to mention the software at all. PLUS.....you can bet your bottom dollar that the WP7.5 phones will be cheaper than the current ones as well.

First off, it's been stated repeatedly that the Mango phones won't be coming out until later in the fall. So, if that's what you're waiting on I'm unsure as to why the release of this update would matter to you personally.

Second, I see no rational reason for the Mango phones to be cheaper than the current devices that are out there and shudder to think what logic led you to that conclusion.

And Third, your post seemed rather harsh and unnecessary. You're more likely to make a few friends and not be verbally smacked around if you're nice to people. I just figured I'd throw that out there.

Caveman-ugh said,
That just shows that you have not kept up to date with the mechanocs

You're right, we haven't seen the mechanocs since they moved back to Scotland!

Caveman-ugh said,

For one thing the "OLD" phones don't have a camera that faces you !!

They do if you point it at your "FACE".

I must say, for something that "doesn't matter" and that "nobody cares about" you trolls sure do read the articles and post comments alot. Maybe you do care?

Invizibleyez said,
I must say, for something that "doesn't matter" and that "nobody cares about" you trolls sure do read the articles and post comments alot. Maybe you do care?

+1 I haven't seen something trolled so badly in ages. Every time WP7 is mentioned you know who will be in here trolling...

Also, I think they better get it out before the iPhone 5 is released in a few weeks or a lot of people are going to lose their patience and just get that, including me.

TheArgonaut said,
Also, I think they better get it out before the iPhone 5 is released in a few weeks or a lot of people are going to lose their patience and just get that, including me.

paaaaarp

TheArgonaut said,
Also, I think they better get it out before the iPhone 5 is released in a few weeks or a lot of people are going to lose their patience and just get that, including me.


yeah becasue everyone has to pay for the update in wp7 thats why they will just switch
i wonder if you really use wp7, but do i care? nah, at least if you get an iPhone, i hope you dont comment on wp7 anymore. with those Smart comments.

EmilyTheStrange said,


yeah becasue everyone has to pay for the update in wp7 thats why they will just switch
i wonder if you really use wp7, but do i care? nah, at least if you get an iPhone, i hope you dont comment on wp7 anymore. with those Smart comments.

Trolls troll regardless of what they themselves use.

Whatever. Empty promises. Pretty much losing all faith in the WP7 phones/platform. MS just isn't timely enough with things. I'll be flat out shocked if it comes out before November.

TheArgonaut said,
Whatever. Empty promises. Pretty much losing all faith in the WP7 phones/platform. MS just isn't timely enough with things. I'll be flat out shocked if it comes out before November.

Are you an "iSheep"¿ You're like the blind leading the blind haha oh dear for u!

TheArgonaut said,
Whatever. Empty promises. Pretty much losing all faith in the WP7 phones/platform. MS just isn't timely enough with things. I'll be flat out shocked if it comes out before November.

What kind of ridiculous post is this? What other Mobile OS platform gets multiple updates a year? None... And them saying that it would be coming to phones in the "fall" and firming that up to mean the first couple of weeks of "fall" seems perfectly reasonable to me. LOL

ibsan said,
Running Mango on HD2, I like it... Can't wait till I get the HTC TITAN

It is pretty tempting, but I paid full price for my LG OPtimus 7 and I'm not going to switch anytime soon. I might just get a new phone this time next year with WP8 on it.

ibsan said,
Running Mango on HD2, I like it... Can't wait till I get the HTC TITAN

I'd love to get a Titan, the only reason I won't is because of the screen! I had an HD7 and then got a Dell Venue Pro, the difference is far too great to go back to the old TFT screens.

GP007 said,

It is pretty tempting, but I paid full price for my LG OPtimus 7 and I'm not going to switch anytime soon. I might just get a new phone this time next year with WP8 on it.

Even after using the Nodo, I tried reverting to WM 6.5, but something was missing, it's was really boring... now with Mango, OMG, Life is easier with this OS, I hope developper bring more apps for it... Whatsapp is on his way though, that's another life saver...

KyleGM said,

I'd love to get a Titan, the only reason I won't is because of the screen! I had an HD7 and then got a Dell Venue Pro, the difference is far too great to go back to the old TFT screens.


I am addicted to HTC but heard the DELL is not bad, but I am not sure if the Venue Pro will get the Mango Update as Dell removed the device from all carriers, and also heard there will be a Venue Pro S

ibsan said,

I am addicted to HTC but heard the DELL is not bad, but I am not sure if the Venue Pro will get the Mango Update as Dell removed the device from all carriers, and also heard there will be a Venue Pro S

Dell removing it from carrier retail channels shouldn't effect it's ability to update to Mango though. I don't see why it would. Dell still sells what it has left for cheap without a contract iirc.

GP007 said,

It is pretty tempting, but I paid full price for my LG OPtimus 7 and I'm not going to switch anytime soon. I might just get a new phone this time next year with WP8 on it.

That's my plan at this point as well. Unless there's something really tempting or I see a really good deal...

ibsan said,

I am addicted to HTC but heard the DELL is not bad, but I am not sure if the Venue Pro will get the Mango Update as Dell removed the device from all carriers, and also heard there will be a Venue Pro S

The Dell is a really nice form factor, but it seems to suffer from as many hardware issues as their laptops, so I would pass...

GP007 said,

Dell removing it from carrier retail channels shouldn't effect it's ability to update to Mango though. I don't see why it would. Dell still sells what it has left for cheap without a contract iirc.

Yeah for 180 £ You can get one, you are probably right about Mango too...

GP007 said,

Dell removing it from carrier retail channels shouldn't effect it's ability to update to Mango though. I don't see why it would. Dell still sells what it has left for cheap without a contract iirc.

Yeah for 180 £ You can get one, you are probably right about Mango too...

GP007 said,

Dell removing it from carrier retail channels shouldn't effect it's ability to update to Mango though. I don't see why it would. Dell still sells what it has left for cheap without a contract iirc.

Yeah for 180 £ You can get one, you are probably right about Mango too...

M_Lyons10 said,

The Dell is a really nice form factor, but it seems to suffer from as many hardware issues as their laptops, so I would pass...

Hardware issues were fixed back in July and it works just as well as any other current WP7 device.

M_Lyons10 said,

The Dell is a really nice form factor, but it seems to suffer from as many hardware issues as their laptops, so I would pass...

And its definitely getting Mango.

efjay said,

And its definitely getting Mango.

I'm sure it will get Mango. I never said it wouldn't... I questioned the quality of the device, which given Dell's build quality over the last several years, I feel is warranted.

KyleGM said,

I'd love to get a Titan, the only reason I won't is because of the screen! I had an HD7 and then got a Dell Venue Pro, the difference is far too great to go back to the old TFT screens.

I got an omnia 7 mainly due to the screen, I don't think I could switch to a normal lcd after that.

ibsan said,

Even after using the Nodo, I tried reverting to WM 6.5, but something was missing, it's was really boring... now with Mango, OMG, Life is easier with this OS, I hope developper bring more apps for it... Whatsapp is on his way though, that's another life saver...

I am curious, what did you miss? I am asking because I do flip back and forth between the HD2 (WM 6.5.3) and the HD7 (WP7 6.5 RTM) and I miss the functionalities of the former.

M_Lyons10 said,

I'm sure it will get Mango. I never said it wouldn't... I questioned the quality of the device, which given Dell's build quality over the last several years, I feel is warranted.

I do not understand Dell: I still have a very old Dell box equipped with an Intel Pentium II I now use just for data backup but it runs as day one. The quality of the material and parts they used was first class. In few years they were able to destroy it with cheap components and horrendous customer service.
I think Dell case will be studied in Business schools as a perfect example of how to ruin a winning company.

M_Lyons10 said,

I'm sure it will get Mango. I never said it wouldn't... I questioned the quality of the device, which given Dell's build quality over the last several years, I feel is warranted.

I do not understand Dell: I still have a very old Dell box equipped with an Intel Pentium II I now use just for data backup but it runs as day one. The quality of the material and parts they used was first class. In few years they were able to destroy it with cheap components and horrendous customer service.
I think Dell case will be studied in Business schools as a perfect example of how to ruin a winning company.

Fritzly said,

I do not understand Dell: I still have a very old Dell box equipped with an Intel Pentium II I now use just for data backup but it runs as day one. The quality of the material and parts they used was first class. In few years they were able to destroy it with cheap components and horrendous customer service.
I think Dell case will be studied in Business schools as a perfect example of how to ruin a winning company.

I agree 100%. ALL of my computers were Dell's... All of the computers at work were Dell's. Then they went to crap and now we're moving everything over to Toshiba and Asus. And not a single problem. The last Dell laptop I bought I had to ship back to them 4 times. And the issue wouldn't be fixed. One time they just broke my keyboard and mailed it back to me. LMAO And it wasn't until I blasted off an email to every member of the board that it got resolved.

This makes sense since this week more and more carriers have given the green light and have said they're ready to push the mango update out.

GP007 said,
This makes sense since this week more and more carriers have given the green light and have said they're ready to push the mango update out.

Yeah, it's really been quite the list. Every day it was someone new. Though I'm still waiting on Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T (Though they said they'd be among the first, they didn't say they'd approved it yet) to announce they've approved the update... I hope they have.

Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

Steven Hutchison said,
No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

Apparently some of us do give a **** about it, or it wouldn't be on the front page here. Are you feeling a little left out because you bought some Android phone that the OEM or carrier refuses to update because it is more than a few months old?

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

hurp durp

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

Almost as persistent and intense as the Android rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. Have fun upgrading your phone to Ice Cream Sandwich when that's released, assuming the carrier decides your phone is worthy enough.

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

Troll somewhere else. I love the immaturity of some of the people on this site. It's such a shame. "Let's all pretend we know what's going on in the market..."

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

GFY troll!

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.
Oh well, people are missing out on an amazing platform. The UI, Xbox and Zune services/integration is something iOS or Android can't even remotely touch.

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

It's horrible when cousins marry. Then they name their kids Steven Hutchison.

tsupersonic said,
Oh well, people are missing out on an amazing platform. The UI, Xbox and Zune services/integration is something iOS or Android can't even remotely touch.

+1

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

I think you stink

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.


"LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL" ehmm.. only that says how idiot and immature you are.

and just because you don't care about it, it doesn't mean everyone else is like you...

ScubaDog said,

It's horrible when cousins marry. Then they name their kids Steven Hutchison.


Best post I've seen on here in ages!

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

You seem to care enough to try and troll?

Steven Hutchison said,
Almost as persistent and intense as the iphone rumors? LMFAO HAHAHAH ROFL. No one gives a **** about WP7 will people please just face the music already.

Funny, cause Music is one of the best things about WP7, with features that you cannot do on iPhone or Android.

I hope everyone writes off WP7 as not 'serious', then it gives Microsoft a chance to side swipe the industry when it takes off.

ScubaDog said,

It's horrible when cousins marry. Then they name their kids Steven Hutchison.

True dat. I just saw his profile photo - something went horribly wrong.

KingCrimson said,
Yeah right. That's what they said 2 weeks ago.

Did they? I don't remember any official date, it's always been "fall". And fall is starting next week, well, actually Friday in the US.

Could it be microsoft has been waiting for providers to update devices firmwares before pushing the go button? Because a couple like Vodafone and Testra has their ready and only waiting for MS's go signal.

I hope that they learned from nodo and wait for providers to be ready instead of letting providers go at their own pace and making the user everywhere angry waiting.

In any case, I'm not missing out since I have been using Mango since BETA 1. In a week or two, I'll have to revert back to nodo and go the official way to get oem features like hidden wifi and updated drivers.

GP007 said,

Did they? I don't remember any official date, it's always been "fall". And fall is starting next week, well, actually Friday in the US.

+1

KingCrimson said,
Yeah right. That's what they said 2 weeks ago.


wow... shut up. really... they DIDNT say that. just because you believe rumors its not their problem.

i bet you were the idiot ones that were upset about nodo not being a "january" update nor febrary... they said early and rumors kept saying dates that werent true.

the 15th rumor started because of Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk said something and people took it like it was from microsoft....

so shut up with your "thats what they said..." yeah maybe neowin, and wmpoweruser and winrumors but not Microsoft. and if i dont forget, Microsoft its the ones that develop, Windows Phone and know when they will reléase it.

EmilyTheStrange said,


wow... shut up. really... they DIDNT say that. just because you believe rumors its not their problem.

i bet you were the idiot ones that were upset about nodo not being a "january" update nor febrary... they said early and rumors kept saying dates that werent true.

the 15th rumor started because of Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk said something and people took it like it was from microsoft....

so shut up with your "thats what they said..." yeah maybe neowin, and wmpoweruser and winrumors but not Microsoft. and if i dont forget, Microsoft its the ones that develop, Windows Phone and know when they will reléase it.

Zorro.... take a break, go out and buy some Valerian pills.......
It seems you badly need them.