Mango is officially on the way within 2 weeks

Mango is officially on the way within 2 weeks
We've been waiting patiently for the Windows Phone Mango update. At first, the date that everyone expected was September 15th, but that date came and went without any news. We saw Mango phones start hitting stores in Russia, and the updates rolling out in Taiwan and the UK, but US phones have been stuck waiting. It seems like that's about to end. 

Microsoft's General Manager of Customer Experience Engineering, Eric Hautala has released a message saying that the Windows Phone Mango updates will be hitting American carriers in the next one to two weeks. Hautala says that Microsoft's hardware partners have been working really hard to get the update ready, and most importantly, to bring the update to every WP7 handset during the update process. 

In the meantime, you can use the Where's My Phone Update page, but there really isn't a lot of info there. 

source: WMPU



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Can't effin wait. Im tired of the crappy browser my focus has.

13. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

especially when the popup ad on this site comes on, its like impossible to exit out

2. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nodo was a good update rollout, only some Focus and Omnia handsets had real problems. But this is a HUGE update as compared to that one. I am cheering for them. This is a great selling point for Windows Phones: No one gets left out. After all the "leaks" about when the Mango will be released, this is actually still earlier than the orignal plan called for back when Mango was first announced. They were expecting the Holiday season or so. September or early October is a spectacular roll out time.

3. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Excellent. I'll be a very happy camper if everything goes smoothly. Already pleased to see Microsoft sticking to its timeline and working hard to make its customers happy.

4. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I love my android htc sensation but I want to get away from htc sense since it is so heavy on my processor. On the other hand though, I still have to have htc's fantastic build quality! I've stayed out of wp7 because it was brand new and I thought it had tons of bugs. But right now I'm thinking htc phone, mango, and no more heavy sense!

5. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

oh but I forgot! I still might go for the sammy's gs2! The hercules is going to be awesome! Or, will there be a wp mango equivalent of it like ive been hearing?

6. Streetz unregistered

samsung focus S = gs2 with wp7 mango

7. King85Kong

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Can't wait. More excited for when the Samsung Focus S is released. Anyone have any idea of it's release date and what carrier is getting it in Canada? Taking forever for new phones to come out. Can't wait to get rid of my IPhone and move to WP7.

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Other than the supposed September time frame, no solid dates. I have noticed Canada gets a lot of devices before we do down just south of your border, so you may get first crack at it.

8. tori unregistered

no doubt am switching to wp7, but still awaiting nokia or even se...the best design and build makers in the industry still by far....

10. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

this just keeps reminding me of that snl skit with chris kattan ...

11. nwright94 unregistered


14. zak unregistered

wp7 is still way behind in functionalities compared with android. it must have the following for masses acceptance: 1. expandable memory slot 2. native youtube client 3. support for higher resolutions (qhd) 4. divx/ xvid video codoecs support 5. full flash support in the browser

15. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Depends on your definition of functional. Pretty much all the points you listed are driven by notion that the smartphone is essentially a media device, which it is not for many of us. Personally, the WP7 really excels where I need it to, which is with e-mail, calendar, networking integration, and local searches/navigation. I do watch the occasional video and it still works well, but I much prefer to watch videos on a computer (and I almost always have access to one). When you have a device that has more of its features directly integrated into the OS, you tend to be able to do the things you want to more quickly and efficiently. Top it off with a system that is stable and a UI that is always fluid; that is my definition of functional when it comes to phones.

18. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Of course the iPhone only has one of those 5 "requirements" and it's doing pretty well as far as acceptance from the masses...

16. Ben unregistered

@Zak they all pretty much have an expandable SD card slot, why do you think theres people with 32 gig HTC Arrives or Samsung Focus WP7 phones....and its not a hard switch if you look it up guy! and Flash support obviously doesn't matter to people seeing how the Iphone sold so much, I personally can live without it seeing that I have a comp. I think some people (not necessarily saying you Zak) expect too much out of there phones I mean yeah the Technology is there and there are certain phones that can do certain things better then others but if all smart phone did the same thing there wouldnt be a wide variety of choice now would it? The your only choice would be based one performance.

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