Windows Phone 7 Mango update available

It's official. Microsoft has announced on its own blog that the Windows Phone 7 Mango update is now available. The update, which was last announced in May, brings 500 new features to Windows Phone 7 handsets, including multitasking, social media integration and more.

(Credit: CNET Asia)

The update will not be rolled out all at once — Microsoft is only making it available to 10 per cent of its customers this week. The roll-out will then move to 25 per cent the following week, after which Microsoft will wait "one or two weeks" before releasing it to everyone.

The Mango upgrade is dependent upon telcos, but not delivered over the air. Instead, users get a notification that their phone is ready for the update, and will need to connect the handset to a computer with the Zune software (Windows) or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac (OS X) in order to install Mango.

Earlier this month, Telstra, Vodafone and Optus all confirmed that the Microsoft Windows Phone Mango update had passed each carrier's internal network testing and was ready to distribute to customers as soon as Microsoft officially launched the update.

Via CNET Asia

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I just got the update on my phone this morning. The update ran smoothly without incident and the new features are great. The handset even runs quicker now, which makes the experience even more enjoyable!

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