Microsoft promises updated Windows Phone Mango build for developers soon

By Tom Warren, on 26th Jul 11 11:36 pm with 20 Comments

Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft is planning to release an updated Windows Phone Mango build to developers.

The company is currently working on releasing a new build according to Cliff Simpkins, a Windows Phone 7 Product Manager at Microsoft. ”We’re working to get devs an updated build soon. Stay tuned to the dev blog,” said Simpkins in a comment on Microsoft’s Windows team blog. Simpkins also appeared to hint at an announcement within 24 hours in a twitter message on Tuesday. “Give me a day to get an official answer for folks,” said Simpkins in reply to questions on Windows Phone Mango RTM bits for developers.

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has officially finalized Windows Phone Mango. The update has now been released to manufacturing, the final phase in development. OEMs and carriers now have access to the final build (7720) which will be released to consumers this fall. Microsoft is planning a launch event for a Japanese Windows Phone Mango device in just a few hours. A Fujitsu branded Windows Phone will be made available in Japan by the end of August according to recent reports. The device will launch with carrier KDDI. The press event will be streamed online with partners KDDI and Toshiba-Fujitsu. Microsoft is expected to reveal the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone device to the Japanese market. Microsoft previously revealed the new phone during its Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this month. The device is water-resistant and is expected to feature a 3.7″ LCD screen and Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset. The phone will support GSM900/1800/1900 and CDMA2000 networks.

  • http://www.windowsobserver.com/ WinObs

    That would be superb to get RTM bits now.

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    I would like the fresher mango please :D

  • Bnlf

    sweet!!! hi 5 if you are a dev o/

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      *high five*

    • http://twitter.com/dcwp7apps DC WP7 Apps

      High five. Hope it’s not just the tools but also the image for unlocked devices.

    • Guest

       *High Five*

    • http://twitter.com/Polychromenz Tony Gorham

      Hi Five! :) worth $100 any day of the week

    • Wp7si

      Even if Im not a dev can I say I am and get updates to my phone sooner?

    • http://www.facebook.com/nikhil.relaxup Nikhil Ramrakhiani

      high 5sss…..Cant wait …

    • Anonymous

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      Ow yeah!

    • Pinna

      o/

  • Anonymous

    I dread having to reset my phone, but I wants it!

  • Deepakoffline

    Launch the samsung galaxy s2 type windows 7 phone quickly plzzzz. i will sell my sgs2 for it. i just cant wait any longer. by the way…. mango is my favourite fruit :-)

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    I’m wondering if this “updated build” reveals some previously unreleased features.

    • CandidCalum

      I’m hoping so. I’m hoping they’re finally going to allow us to send offline Facebook messages to our contacts through the Messaging hub, but I doubt they will in Mango seeing as that wasn’t in the beta. I’m also hoping they’ve added toasts and possibly an icon on the lockscreen to inform us of new notifications because we’re currently not instantly informed when we receive a notification. We have to check the tile ourselves.

  • http://twitter.com/fillupt Philip Turnbull

    Hopefully with Twitter turned on!

  • 1jaxstate1

    They really doing this right. Good way to treat the devs MS! +1

  • http://twitter.com/ondraster Ondra Moravek

    I hope they come out before iOS5 RTM does.

  • frodik

    I just plugged in my Omnia 7 with mango beta on it to the PC, Zune started and ? …There is an update 7712 ready to install. Would you like to install it now? YES :) and it works…

  • frodik

    I just plugged in my Omnia 7 with mango beta on it to the PC, Zune started and ? …There is an update 7712 ready to install. Would you like to install it now? YES :) and it works…