Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” September 15 release date rumors heat up

By Tom Warren, on 11th Sep 11 4:02 pm with 70 Comments

Windows Phone Mango

Rumors of a Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” release date of September 15 have stepped up a gear.

Microsoft is currently preparing for its big Mango release and further rumors suggest it will be available next week. Initial reports earlier this month pegged the date as September 15 and the Windows Phone Dev Podcast team have suggested that this could be accurate. LiveSide reports that on a recent podcast, Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk mentioned that the Windows Phone 7.5 update will be made available to existing devices as soon as next week:

Next week is going to be a big week for Windows Phone. We have been told by various sources that Mango will be dropping, and the final tools will be dropping for developers. So that would be interesting and something to look forward to.

The Windows Phone Dev podcast team have previously accurately revealed the availability of Mango developer betas and the RTM of Windows Phone Mango. Could we see Windows Phone Mango launched at Microsoft’s BUILD conference?

  • GP007

    My LG Optimus 7 is ready and waiting to be updated.

    • Israel

      me too! come on O2 UK, mangoes are tastier than apples – but ofcourse we all knew that! :)

    • Anonymous

      Butbutbutbut….. An apple a day keeps the doctor away?!?

    • Xledger

      Hey, if you throw a rotten apple at a doctor everyday, of course it’s going to keep him away from you.

    • Keezee

      awesome :D

  • Williewillus

    Anyone noticed same as Zune HD release date? :P

    • Anonymous

      I’m still grieved Microsoft stopped making Zune HD.

    • Anonymous

      maybe they will release the HD 2 at build running Mango with up to 128 Gigs. (that would be awesome)

    • C1c2c3c4c

      nope windows 8 would be the next step… bridge phones tablets and PC’s to one OS

    • C1c2c3c4c

      nope windows 8 would be the next step… bridge phones tablets and PC’s to one OS

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618268197 Timothy Neinheart

      And I’m still grieved you for growing up.
      Or at least, your mouth shut.

      Or better, just vanish from this planet.

    • Frylockns86

      What’s your problem? The ZuneHD is one of, if not, the best PMPs you can buy. The sound quality is better than what any run of the mill iPods can give you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618268197 Timothy Neinheart

      Yes, I agree, I’m bashing the troll.

      Sadly not many people recognise that face.

    • Frylockns86

      I don’t plan to give mine up or let it down; Run around or desert it.

  • Simple_plan19

    will all the updates happen at the same time or like the last nodo update some phones/carrier will get it eariler?? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

      There is no way everyone will get it the same day.
      But I think MS definitely learned from the NoDo mess and will try to get it delivered to everyone much faster this time.

  • Frylockns86

    If true, that means as an AT&T customer I’ll get it sometime next century. :(

  • Anonymous

    Independence with Mango? that would make it really good, since i dont care much about Independence day.

    anyway hope its true, sooner is better and i cant wait for it, specially now you see alot of cool apps for mango.

  • http://twitter.com/TheTylerHarvey Sent from my toilet

    I hope this means Mango devices will follow soon.

  • http://twitter.com/TheTylerHarvey Sent from my toilet

    Tom, I know the Titan will be available in the UK, but is there any word for it being available in the US?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kylelinenfelser Kyle Linenfelser

      They just annouced that the Titan will be coming to AT&T with 4G (most likely HSPA+).

    • http://twitter.com/TheTylerHarvey Sent from my toilet

      I know I can’t wait. Thanks for the reply though. =)

  • Anonymous

    I’d be REALLY surprised if Microsoft updated everyone at the same time.   They really want to avoid bricking phones again and we have no idea where the OEM’s are with their customizations.

    • http://twitter.com/teusje teusje

      I hope they pushed the OEM’s to release it also on the 15th.

    • Frylockns86

      Which is why I plan on waiting a bit to upgrade. I want to wait and see what happens here.

    • Anonymous

      as of yet theyre still the only OS provider who has NOT bricked a device on an update, hopefully they will maintain that with Mango and beyond

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t they brick a bunch of Samsung Focuses (foci?) because Samsung used two different RAM chips  since they were low on supply on one of them?

    • Anonymous

      True but isn’t that the result of Samsung not providing Microsoft with the correct information? 

    • Anonymous

      +1 for ‘Foci’

    • Andrea

      +200 for “foci” :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/todor.tsvetkov Todor Tsvetkov

      As I recall there was a Fix tool by Microsoft for the bricked Sammys :)

    • Anonymous

      No, the phones froze up but a simple battery pull or reset restored them. Not really bricking a device if it still works, news outlets completely exaggerated that very minor issue

  • http://twitter.com/Vanno94 Divanno Davis

    i have a unlocked phone lg quantum would i still have to wait for at&t testing to be done even tho i have a unlocked version and dont live in the states

    • Henrik

      No, you will get it as soon as LG releases it for your phone :-) That’s why Europe win.

  • Guest

    So what? Who the heck uses Winblows Phone? 10 people? It’s a fail! HAHAHAHA! So much so that my local Verizon store doesn’t even display them, all they have are iPhones, because they know iOS is the future! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Face it, Apple will be all we use in the future once Microsux fails and Samsung get rightfully sued into the ground!

    • http://twitter.com/teusje teusje

      troll, grow up

    • Jimmybanks

      last i checked android is destroying ios, but hey, you’re just a troll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001039271971 Martyn Metalous

      This is why I am so glad I use a WP7 and not something which would associate me with this idiot.

    • Ben

      Such an immature idiot.

    • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

      My god, you’re fucking retarded.

    • Mr 03199

      Another candidate to get the banstick please, he trolls in every news post.

    • Anonymous

      Right on brother. Let’s bash the irrelevant Windows Phone!

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      /s or you trollin’

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618268197 Timothy Neinheart

      ArrowSmith and the so called “guest” keep trolling arround. I am getting tired of these idiots trolls.

      Right on brother. Let’s bash the arrogant ArrowSmith.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

    I don’t understand what all this talk of a “release date” is. Microsoft employees have confirmed multiple times that there will be no unified release of this build: carriers and OEMs will release it when they are ready. Which for many may be sometime this month, and for AT&T will surely be as soon as December or January.

    • Anonymous

      Carriers don’t relese for unlocked phones. That may be the first rollout, like it was with NoDo.

    • Anonymous

      ATT has already stated they want to be the first to update to Mango and i believe Samsung is right up there with them.  Neither samsung nor att want another nodo.

    • Anonymous

      If AT&T is the first to release the update, then rest you should be getting yours as soon as February or march.
      I bet the iphone 5 will be release before mango.
      Microsoft should have release mango sept 1s. Releasing mango with iphone 5 at the same time is Poor marketting strategy when you are struggling to catch up. How do you think you are going to get the headline when the tall (iphone) is standing beside you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Viki-Maverick/100002523433166 Viki Maverick

    The Mango is finally ripe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1793201213 Steve Kirts

    My Samsung Focus and I are anxiously awaiting the ‘official’ ATT Mango release. Go WP7!

    • Anonymous

      With AT&T having announced their new lineup, I think they’re ready to release Mango to their customers.

  • Shiro

    I hope the sales numbers are big.

  • Anonymous

    Nice, its about time man. Now thats what I am talking about!

    web-privacy.edu.tc

  • Alique Williams

    So let me get this stright. The way it works is the phone manufacturers are the ones who are actually responsible for delivering the update? So with my new HTC HD7, HTC will have to deliver the update?

    Before WP7 came out, I remember reading Microsoft themselves would be the ones to push updates out, bypassing the OEMs altogether…

    • http://www.facebook.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

      No. I think its more like this…
      When MS is done with the RTM, they send it to carriers and Manufacturers for them to add their drivers and apps and tweaks and stuff. Then they send it back to MS, and MS handles the update.

      So in the end its always MS handling the deployment.

      Hopefully this time around MS has been harder on their partners to finish their job on time.

    • Robert

      Close, it’s actually the phone carriers that release the update when they have added what they want.
      MS pass the update onto all carriers once MS is happy with it, then it’s down to carriers to release it to their customers in their own time.

    • Robert

      Close, it’s actually the phone carriers that release the update when they have added what they want.
      MS pass the update onto all carriers once MS is happy with it, then it’s down to carriers to release it to their customers in their own time.

  • Alique Williams

    So let me get this stright. The way it works is the phone manufacturers are the ones who are actually responsible for delivering the update? So with my new HTC HD7, HTC will have to deliver the update?

    Before WP7 came out, I remember reading Microsoft themselves would be the ones to push updates out, bypassing the OEMs altogether…

  • OMG55

    Not to go off subject here guys, but I’ve heard Samsung will be leaving WP7 in 2013 in favor of their Bada OS. I for one love my Samsung Focus WP7 and hope the MS works something out with them. But the question remains, what does this mean for the iphone users & itrolls? If I am correct, much of the tech and components of the iphone are samsung. Apple and Samsung are also in court disputes over technologies and they cannot ship new Galaxy devices to specific regions right now because of this dispute. While WP7 might lose a good partner, at least we have a good manufacturer like Nokia to continue to put our beautiful devices and quality hardware. Where does this leave the ifuture? Is Samsung looking to pull its technology from the iphone as well and use it with their Bada devices?

  • None of your business

    I am already running it. It is heavenly, Apple may have market share now but this new version absolutely rocks and is golden.  I have had no problems, and everywhere I work with my phone there are new little fabulous features that feel as if someone has designed an elegant orchestration of a phone.  This is not just an upgrade.  It is as good as Tina Turner’s come back album.  For those of you that remember that album, you know it was HISTORY it was so hot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000654901678 Hikaru Shindo

    mango update will be rleased to oems and ZUNE software.  Use zune to update your phone.

  • http://www.buysellswapboston.co.uk Buy and Sell Items

    O2 uk is releasing very soon according to who i spoke to about 20mins ago.

  • Anonymous

    9/15 Mango Release = FAIL

    • PB

      lol…you are correct.  here we go. now wondering if I made a HUGE mistake trusting M$.  we shall see.

  • Joe Avena

    Looks like Mango will be delayed to the 19 (at least), the Dell Pro Venue has been moved from a preliminary release date of the 15th to the 19th.

  • Scott

    So where is it?

  • Android convert

    Ditched my Omnia 7 for an android phone long ago to get flash on the Internet, reasonable since at the moment that what is required. Let’s see if I start enjoying wp7 again with mango. But it still won’t have flash player and will still be playing catch up. It does have the best keyboard…is that enough? I wish wp7 well but I can’t see myself swapping a fully functional android phone for a wp7. Maybe when the BBC writes video in html5, but not till then sadly

  • http://www.acaiberriesaustralia.com.au Andrewism101

    SO when is the actual date of launch?

  • Liagikashvili

    I cant waitttttt!!!!
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh i looveee the mango updateee
    Woohoooo hehe

    • Liaabaybiee

      Yeah