WP7: Mango update approved by Vodafone group

Microsoft is yet to announce a date for Windows Phone 7 "Mango" to start rolling out to devices, but it looks like it's going to be very soon.

Vodafone Australia just updated their "device software update" page, and in that update comes a goodie:

Testing for Windows Phone “Mango” firmware update has been completed and approved. Awaiting deployment from Microsoft

The build number is now the RTM build, "7.10.7720.68" and requires the previously public NoDo build "7.0.7392.0" to update.

The device in question is the HTC Trophy, and the post gives no details as to when. It's suspected Microsoft will announce the update at their BUILD conference this week, however there don't appear to be any sessions related to this, just development for the platform. If previous indications are correct, Vodafone global as a whole approves the updates, so this should mean that it's approved worldwide for deployment on that network.

Either way, this news means that Microsoft is close, and is attempting to get most carriers onboard before flipping the switch.

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On the other side of the world, it was announced at Tech Days yesterday in Taipei that Taiwan users could bring their devices in for the mango update beginning this Friday 9/16. Only two WP7 devices were introduced in Taiwan last year, HTC HD7 and Mozart. Both have English language ROM's. Using Zune to install the leaked 7720RTM a few weeks ago, I realized the upgrade to Chinese language is only partially complete. Input was added for all asian languages, but most of the controls remained in English. A registry hack was discussed that must be installed before the upgrade to get the full localized mango ROM. I suppose this is what the service center will do... either a registry hack and preserve the users data OR wipe the device clean with a full Taiwan rom image. Good news is, it's definitely available here on 9/16. Cheers

I'm getting my hopes up by thinking all (or most, anyway) carriers are done testing and waiting deployment from Microsoft and it will be announced at the BUILD event closure!

Now that Vodafone have approved the update, I hope that Telstra gets its arse into gear and approves it ASAP, presuming they haven't already.

Now that Vodafone have approved the update, I hope that Telstra gets its arse into gear and approves it ASAP, presuming they haven't already.

This is great. Vip are partners with Vodafone, meaning even if my device was branded (which I think it isn't), the update will come quite fast.

Vodafone in Australia has no choice as they are at the bottom of cosumer choice where Telstra is the king and Optus is well, Optus! They need something to fight and win consumers. Surely it wasn't their network a year ago. They have improved a lot and I am sure that they are a capable carrier just haven't found their thing yet.

wrack said,
Vodafone in Australia has no choice as they are at the bottom of cosumer choice where Telstra is the king and Optus is well, Optus! They need something to fight and win consumers. Surely it wasn't their network a year ago. They have improved a lot and I am sure that they are a capable carrier just haven't found their thing yet.
Vodafone in the UK is at the top.

Xerax said,
Vodafone in the UK is at the top.

In AUS its currently considered bottom of the barrel
$45 for unlimited plans is insane... but its what they have to do if they want to keep any form of a customer base...

Majesticmerc said,
If only all carriers were this efficient.

This makes a refreshing change, from experience Vodafone aren't usually the first to do anything. (That is Vodafone UK).