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Windows Phone Mango update now available to all first-gen WP handsets

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Windows Phone Mango update now available to all first-gen WP handsets
Windows Phone Mango brings more than 500 new features, but up until now it only brought it to some first-gen WP devices. That’s no longer the case - Microsoft has fulfilled its promise and now the Windows Phone 7.5 update is available to all previous WP7 handsets:

“We’re now delivering Mango to 100 percent of eligible phones around the world, regardless of carrier. (In other words, to everything that’s not listed as “scheduling” or “testing” on Where’s My Phone Update?),” Microsoft’s Eric Hautala, General Manager of Customer Experience Engineering said in a post on the Windows Phone blog.

In the meanwhile, you can also see a firmware update pending. That’s a separate deal, but it’s pushed at the same time and will bring improved performance, fixed bugs and new features if your phone supports them. 

“We’re also sending out “firmware” updates to some phones around the world, so don’t be surprised if you see another update notification pop up on your phone in the coming days. … Not everybody will receive or require a firmware update: It all depends on your country, carrier, and phone model,” Hautala added.

Have you already updated and how do you like the Windows Phone in its Mango flavor?

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posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:39

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Good for everyone. Love that it happened fairly smoothly, outside of that wierd "lost keyboard" fault I heard of where some handsets virtual keyboards blinked off after the Mango update. Otherwise, no bricking, no freezing, very few bugs. They learned a lot from the nodo update problems.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:35

2. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Yep, I'm happy they stayed on schedule to make the update available to all devices in the one month period. I am one of the people with the "lost keyboard" bug though. It only happens once in a while and it is easy enough to pull up the keyboard again, so I'm not really complaining.

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 15:08

3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Learning from Androids mistakes.... but makes you wonder how long they can keep it up.

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 21:06

4. toplinetony (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)

I have an E900 Optimus 7, great phone and a real step up from winmo6.5. I've had no issues with it until the past week. Since the mango update it has self-reset three times at least. Anyone else had a similar problem?

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