Microsoft tells Windows Phone users to update to Windows Phone 7.5

Microsoft tells Windows Phone users to update to Windows Phone 7.5
If you're the type that likes to procrastinate, this story might be aimed right at you. Addressing the number of Windows Phone users who have yet to move ahead to Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft is  requesting that you do the update now. On its latest blog, Microsoft;s Microsoft’s director of program management Mazhar Mohammed says that he would like Windows Phone users to finish updating Windows Phone 7.5 so that they can buy, update or download apps from the Windows Marketplace portal.

In order to obtain the update, those with Windows Phone 7 can hook up to a computer and use Zune software or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to see if a software update is available for download. The update offers many new features such as making custom ringtones from MP3 and WMA files, visual voicemail, an a battery saver feature that shuts down parts of the phone to preserve battery life. The Windows Phone 7.5 update also brings voice based text messaging to your phone along with Facebook chat, Twitter and LinkedIn integration to your device. The so-called Mango update offers improved maps, driving directions, and multi-tasking. Since most people download apps straight from their handset, Microsoft has started to remove the Windows Phone apps option from the Zune software on its Windows PCs. The Zune software is still good for installing Windows Phone software updates and making backups of video and pictures from your phone. Yuo can still use it to play and buy music.

source: eWEEK


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77 Comments

1. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The only place where Windows outsells The iphone, is in Steve Ballmers imagination.

5. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Now you are getting biased. You can comment about the reason(s) for its growth like low price or beautiful industrial design. I know its also because 6 % share of apple in the market is nothing as compared to Android and WP still is as crappy as iOS or may be a little more than that but your comment smell like a fandroid (btw I myself am a fandroid)

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I prefer Android, but I am also highly critical of certain aspects of Droid. & would like 2 see more "real" competition. But MS treats there customers like sht. & hasn't even tried to compete with Android on specs. Not to mention the way they try 2 styfle innovation in mobile. Just like they do on desktops. MS is part of the reason the PC industry is in trouble. Just look at how much more innovation has taken place in the smartphone market in the last few years, as opposed to pc's.The only real threat to Android from MS is in the lawsuit department. & They (especially Ballmer) bring alot of criticism on themselves, by talking so much sht about the other OS's. Any company who tries to dominate by using BS lawsuits, & other despicable, underhanded, tactics deserves to fail in my book. Btw The industrial design is due to Nokia, not MS.

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u have no idea what these moblie specs/ OS means do you bashing with no proper knowledge

80. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Specs is not the only measure for which one can call success and regular consumers concern themselves with specs. They concern themselves with what their friends and family have and understand. Granted there are many things that anyone would take issue with against MS just like every other company out there but innovation cannot be one of them as they have the most different looking and feeling OS out there. Lastly, you must remember that it takes no time in this business to change the game. It is probably a good idea to remember just as MS has that its a long race ahead.

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wouldn't know about WP handsets outselling iPhones in China, but Android handsets outsell WP and iOS handsets combined.

83. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and do u know how long is wp out in market and android too

26. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

True said.....

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Is it because of the price?

21. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

No its because its way to restricted and crap outdated hardware.... Windows sucks...... Android ftw

30. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

1. dude, please grow some brains before going on a forum talking crap. .) it is because of the prices. i mean cmon, samsung is s**tting out like 5 new low-mid range droid device every damn day. what can people chose from? the market is full of their low budget crap. dont get me wrong, i like samsung,i have an omnia7 but man, its annoying. 2. WP still doesn't need epic hardwares to run everything smoothly unlike crapdroids. 3. the only problem here is the fanboyness of the smartphone consumers. they are so damn stuck with their closed minds, that they don't even want to try out something that's different and in some cases waaaaays better than what they use at the moment. why do they buy androids? because they are cheap, and they can put ridiculous widgets all around and set up nude girls as background, and flick around the homescreens like kids all day, AND because they think that quadcore x GHz processors will save the day, and make android the best smartphone OS. NOT. pure bulls**t. and why do people buy iphones? because it has a fanbase and a cult around it. AND the os is clearly better than android no matter how closed it is. 4. both os had like 4 years to build and develop their fanbases. wp7 should have built that same with a full market in under 2 years? cmon guys don't be ridiculous... noone's forcing anything here, but coming here to talk epic bulls**t from an OS you only know from goddamn pictures on phonearena and youtube videos is just pure STUPIDITY!

31. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah i think that too. i'm a wp and ios fan. i like android but not as much as ios and wp.

32. ashu277

Posts: 18; Member since: May 20, 2012

dude listen... 1st. omia is a weird phone... 2nd. the specs of wp7 fones are standardadize which are set by microsoft now tell me are you more smarter than microsoft soft. engineers ? if yes then go and write a letter to your MS buddies and surely they will make you understand about the specs of wp7 fone instead of raisin trp's here and now and 3rd. WP7 is amazing and beautiful thts ios gt outsold by wp7.5 :/

76. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

1. omnia weird? plz tell me more about this. :) 2. specs standardized? yes. why? because whilst staying cost efficient, it will bring more usability and fluidity to the os, without using powerhouses in a phone case unnecessarily. this was a reply for a comment before me, don't bash me. troll... 3. sorry for the misunderstanding, for me wp7 = wp7.5. i'm totally for WP, i think you reeeaaaalllyyyy misunderstood my comment.

37. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

@Gjanee Good job, generalizing Android . Listen troll, you are the one who is stupid fanboy here. It would have been better if you shouted fragmentation and lag like those Apple fanboys do. BTW Windows fans name their pillow "Bill".

74. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

listen smartass, as you can see the original comment to which i replied got deleted (for being a mindless troll like yerself), so if you would have seen that, you wouldn't be talking smack.

46. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Well, I originally paid 750 for my GNex, I also recently paid 400 or so for the best and latest Windows phone. Nokia* cough. Took back my Windows phone within 30 days because it was lacking so much, it's not worth my time listing what it lacked, but I can say it wasn't the most intuitive phone for all the hype. Some things it lacked should have been on the phone by now, they've had plenty of time now to address some basic things, and still have not. No excuse. I couldn't even use it as a backup phone. Fact is, Android isn't cheap.. to me. I actually feel like I got what I paid for unlike when I used to buy an iPhone at full price. I'm not a fanboy, the fact is, is that once you've had the best of Android, which is definitely pure Google 4.0 on GSM, all other OS's fall short in overall long term satisfaction. I thought I'd never say that about Android. The skins are what screw up what would otherwise be an excellent experience. Even though the Galaxy Sexus is 350 now, my family who bought four at the time, would gladly pay that again just for the peace of mind of having the best. This phone just works. If Windows was so great, it wouldn't be destroying Nokia at the alarming rate that it is. Nokia's tombstone will say: "Smoked by Windows."

47. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ahh yes so the Great Buged and laggy OS is awsome yeah right make it dual->quad->octacore probably some one will stop saying Android laggs or perhaps tell the guys on forums "who made the Android" to go and fix the OS

54. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Well much better than windows prison. Windows need so much fixing. its more fragmentead than OS and restrict.... u must love enclousure than freedom. enjoy ur outdated hardware and drive ur bmw 318. While OS is on M3.....

85. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well u are right for enclosed system but no one ever herd of fragmentation of WP so gets ur facts right before bugging around and its not always about freedom or if so u are in dark no one is freee in moblie industry can u install OS of ur choice and sim of ur choice(contract phones) like u have freedom in PCs no so just tweeking ur homesceen doesnt make u free by any chance its just a stupid argument or feature of OS u are bragging about and most people dont give a s**t about editing the screen all the time

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You seem really mad. Maybe you should calm down a bit? 1. Samsung does release low range phones, but that's for those who song need all the features of a "smartphone." 2. While that's true, I'll take customization over changing colors of the background any day. Just my opinion. 3. Your last statement in point three was an opinion. I'll choose customization, variety of choices, and the cheaper prices from Android over iOS any day. Again, just my opinion. 4. Android and iOS picked up fan base solely based on marketing and advertising. Apple spends millions of dollars each year to show how "revolutionary" and"innovating" their yearly based phones are. Android nailed it on the head when the first DROID from Verizon was released. What really made a huge impact on Android's fan base was the Galaxy S series.

59. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

1. Excuse me? Ever bought one of those? They promise "all the features of a smartphone" well after buying you realize that none of those "great features" won't work on your crappy phone... 2. Well if you like spending hours decorating your phone then go ahead... I don't spend time with my phone, to me it's a tool to do things and for me wp "does" things best and makes it simple... 3. Yup , agreed... 4. Agreed as well... F.ex. The multicore cpus don't actually matter... Unless you're using android because most of it is written in java which is a horrible language and is resposible for all the lagging...

84. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ahh yeah you forgot to mension they took 5 years to gain market and now u think WP can take the market by 50% over night well thats not reality every big thing happens over time Wp was release immature year ago but next update was many times better and MS is still no stoping they will catch up soon or sooner its matter of peoples choce that how far WP will gain market

58. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Totally agreed!

71. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

WTH!! What happened to all the comments before this one?

75. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

i would like to know the same thing man. this makes my comment less understandable... -.-'

77. Microsoft_ID

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2012

I LOVE You GJanee . You said all think that was is my heart .

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

And here starts the Fandroid flaming arguments

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

actually, no - I was thinking that if microsoft phones were cheaper and with all of the b.s. marketing it does that it may be artificial in number. Plus, many Chinese buy their iphones at non-iphone places.

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u forgot to mentnail the ifools

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