Guess what? It’s finally here. Microsoft have just made live their Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) website, along with the recently released web Marketplace, indicating that the Mango update is pretty much ready to go.
Windows Phone 7.5 ("Mango") is available to install on some phones now. Look for a notification on your phone soon.
Over at mango.microsoft.com you can learn the basics of the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, as well as review instructions on how to upgrade your device to the latest and greatest WP7 release; remember, you’ll need a PC handy with the Zune software installed. It may take some time for the update to be available for your device, so be patient.
According to Microsoft’s “Where’s my phone update?” page, virtually every carrier globally will be having Mango deployed at the same time. You’ll notice that the current status of Windows Phone 7.5 is in the “Scheduling” stage, meaning that Microsoft is just about ready to push the update to devices around the world; according to them, this phase typically lasts 10 business days but we are hoping for less.
Notably missing from the Scheduling stage is US phone carrier Sprint with their single WP7 device, the HTC Arrive. While listed as still being in the Testing stage, recent documents indicate that they too will be deploying Mango sometime around today, so this posting has thrown in some confusion.
For all those running the developer preview of Mango, ensure that you have installed the recent “Friends & Family” update so that you can easily upgrade to the public version of Mango.
Reminder: It could be several days/weeks before the Mango update is ready for your device, so please be patient; however, Microsoft are clearly ready to go with all their website assets deployed.