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

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.

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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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

2. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

10. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

3. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 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

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

4. Nick040489

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

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

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

16. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Fandroids?

17. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

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.

9. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 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

12. Montrose

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

" I may very well leave the Apple fold this fall and get a new Nokia WP8 phone." +1 for you. :)

14. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

15. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

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