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Update to Windows Phone Tango now live for AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900

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Update to Windows Phone Tango now live for AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900
As we expected as recently as last week, AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900 is currently getting updated to Windows Phone Tango build 8779 and firmware build 12223. With the update, some new features will be available to users of the Windows Phone flagship model. One of the new features that comes with the update is "flip to silence".  When you're in a meeting in a crowded office and your phone starts ringing, you can flip the device on its back and the ringing stops.

The most visible item that this update delivers is one of the newest features of the Windows Phone platform: the intuitive “flip-to-silence” function when receiving an incoming call.

There are also enhancements to the performance of the startup sequence - most notably providing a more reliable boot sequence following a full depletion of the battery – as well as enhancements to camera performance when utilizing the popular “pocket-to-photo” feature that allows users to open the camera application on a locked device with a simple press of the dedicated shutter button."-Nokia
Installing the update also enhances the performance of the start-up sequence including what is being described as a "more reliable boot sequence following full depletion of the battery." Nokia Lumia 900 users will also be able to more easily open the camera when the phone is locked, with a quick press of the dedicated camera button.

Once your Nokia Lumia 900 shows the notification that the update has been received, you need to hook it up to your computer to complete the process. Windows users will use Zune for Windows while Mac users will need Windows Phone 7 Connector. There are three separate updates involved and Nokia says it should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 12:55 2

1. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Sweet! Mine hasn't gotten it yet, but I'll keep an eye out.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 12:57

2. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Hmm, I wonder if Microsoft would've made the "Smoked by Windows" challenge if Jelly Bean was on Android phones.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:33 2

5. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


A lot of the "SMBWP" were about quick access to frequently used programs or functions that WP does with fewer steps than Android. Even with JB those functions still take some time and multiple clicks unless the user has created a shortcut (and those can take time to perform, even as fast as JB is). The best way for an Android to win or come close in that campaign is to have a quick phone (with JB, now that it's out) that has a dedicated camera button, and having the user already signed in to their social networks

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:13

10. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 258; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


quick access to frequently used programs or functions that WP does with fewer steps than Android WITHOUT allowing the Android owner to know the question or configure the phone in advance. I.e. the odds were artificially stacked in WP's favor. Nice marketing gimik, but ultimately I configure my phone to quickly do what I want it to do, not to pass some farcical contest challenge.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:24 1

11. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Oh absolutely, but for those that don't bother to properly configure their device, it might present an argument for why something that's preset to be easier to use might be a compelling purchase. Those are the typically the same sort of people who go cell phone shopping asking for an iphone when they mean smartphone.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:11 1

3. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


PA please make a review for the Tango update cause I wanna know if I should sell my lumia 900 to get money to buy Nokia windows 8 device or just update my 900.(I just want the new lockscreen and the customizable tiles but I'm bit interested with windows 8 other features). thanks

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:35 1

6. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You're thinking of Windows Phone 7.8, not Tango. Tango is a maintenance and performance update. 7.8 is an added-features update, which will probably be out in the next 2-3 months

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:32 3

4. Nick040489 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Apr 2010)


You were already able to open the camera when the phone was locked. It says they made enhancements for it :)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:41 10

7. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Wow, some troll came through here with red paint. Pathetic

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 17:28 1

16. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Fandroids?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 18:15 3

17. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 258; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Probably an iTroll - WP and Android stuff is getting voted down. Some people take this stuff just a tad too seriously...

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:47

8. McLaren (unregistered)


I don't understand why Nokia has planned to abandon its own OS.
Nokia OS is years ahead of WP 7.5
It should have instead invest more on attracting apps developers or at least inspire from Apple's success.
Apple is similar to Nokia,but with a better management.
Android is the KING though.Thxs Google for caring for our freedom.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:11 4

9. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Who the hell is giving dislike on neutral comments? Im a troll, but thats not the way to do it. Trolino FTW, where nokia 3310 is the greatest phone ever! :p

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 15:42 4

12. Montrose (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


I'm an apple fan but am loving what I hear about WP8. I may very well leave the Apple fold this fall and get a new Nokia WP8 phone.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 15:48 2

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4686; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


" I may very well leave the Apple fold this fall and get a new Nokia WP8 phone."

+1 for you. :)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 16:40

14. myclevername (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


OK...we have Tango. Nothing really amazing but hopefully they have coded some of the lines for the upgrade to 7.8. I really am looking forward to 3 tiles sizes and a real estate filled front screen.
As soon as someone calls me I'll flip to mute them (an old old old HTC feature) and make sure it works.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 16:47 2

15. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Alot of Windows hater, dislikers! Every time Windows article gets TROLLED!

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