Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango unofficially launched
September 28th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ET by C. D.
Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone Mango is finally ready to be released, with deployments via carriers to now begin.
This is an important moment for Microsoft, with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango now available for release. The company hopes that this will help swing the tide as they have already given up a lot of ground to competitors in the mobile field with Android and iOS reigning supreme.
Microsoft had previously promised that the OS would be available in the autumn and it is in the first few days of the new season that the update is now available – bringing with it numerous new features (more than 500: real multitasking, IE9 browser, dynamic tiles).
For the user, everything will depend on their carrier’s reactivity in making this update available, while the first Smartphones to be directly released with Windows Phone Mango should become available in October.
Avoiding the NoDo issues from the beginning of the year Windows Phone Mango has certainly taken its time to get to market, with it first announced at the beginning of the year. The transition to this new OS will provide users with access to an increasing range of applications on the Windows Phone Marketplace portal which today has more than 30 000 applications available.
To try and forget the previous issues encountered with the minor NoDo update early this year, which caused some real problems, Microsoft has promised that the distribution of Mango to most users over the coming months thanks to a new global organisation.
Users will have to wait until they have received an update notification on their handsets though before they will have access to the new Windows Phone functions.