Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update now available

By Tom Warren, on 27th Sep 11 4:58 pm with 120 Comments

Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update is now available to download.

The software giant started pushing out device updates to a range of carriers worldwide on Tuesday as part of a global push for existing Windows Phone 7 users. Windows phone 7.5 “Mango” brings over 500 new features to the Windows Phone platform and improves hardware support for new devices. The majority of U.S. and worldwide carriers have completed their testing with Microsoft and the software maker started pushing updates out on Tuesday. Existing Windows Phone 7 users will be notified by an on-screen prompt that an update is available for their device.

Microsoft says the update process for Windows Phone 7.5 will take a few weeks and that the company expects all Windows Phone 7 users to receive the update by the end of October. Microsoft’s hardware partners are planning to launch a number of new Windows Phone 7.5 powered devices in the coming weeks. Nokia, Microsoft’s strategic Windows Phone partner, is also set to unveil its first Windows Phone device at Nokia World 2011 in mid-October. Confirmed Windows Phone 7.5 devices are:

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 update will bring a number of features to existing Windows Phone devices. Microsoft has improved its mobile browser by porting over Internet Explorer 9 from the desktop. Windows Phone 7.5 now supports HTML5 and hardware accelerated browsing to bring an improved surfing experience to mobile. Microsoft has tweaked every part of Windows Phone 7 and has added some impressive improvements along the way. Bing Scout, Bing Vision and Bing Audio are now all available in the Bing section of Windows Phone. Bing Scout will provide easy and quick access to restaurants and places of interest near a users location. Bing Vision will allow users to scan in barcodes, QR codes, books, CDs and DVDs to quickly find the product at online retailers. Bing Audio, similar to Shazam, will allow Windows Phone 7.5 users to quickly identify an audio track and instantly stream it using Microsoft’s Zune music service.

One of the noticeable features of Windows Phone 7.5 is the ability to multitask across the operating system. Developers can now take advantage of this in their Windows Phone applications. The convenience and fast switching will likely be a catalyst for a number of new Windows Phone 7.5 applications that take advantage of the new support and many other APIs that Microsoft has enabled with its update. Developers will also be able to target new forward facing camera hardware to create video calling applications. Microsoft revealed earlier this year that Skype is planning to launch its own Windows Phone application with Mango so expect to see that shortly.

Microsoft’s tweaks also extend to the various hubs in the operating system. The messaging hub now includes threaded messaging and Windows Live Messenger and Facebook chat integration. Microsoft has made it easy for users to switch between their instant messaging services and traditional SMS. The thread feature of Windows Phone 7.5 will also intelligently switch services when a user is available on Windows Live Messenger or Facebook chat. Microsoft has continued its improvements in the People Hub by adding Twitter and LinkedIn integration. Windows Phone 7.5 users can choose to filter out the what’s new page in the People Hub down to specific social networks and can enable and disable Twitter and LinkedIn contact linking in a similar way to the existing Facebook support.

Windows Phone 7.5 Office hub and Xbox hub improvements see the company add exciting features for both business and consumers. The Office Hub now includes support for Windows Live SkyDrive support and Office 365. Business Windows Phone users will be able to sync their documents and edit files on the go. Consumers will be able to quickly and easily sync their SkyDrive documents onto their Windows Phone. Microsoft’s mail support is also greatly improved with conversation view and the ability to group various separate mailboxes. The Xbox gaming hub is improved in a number of ways. Microsoft now supports game addons and avatar awardables. Xbox LIVE users can purchase additional items for their avatars and Microsoft has introduced full avatar support in the Windows Phone 7.5 update. The Xbox LIVE gaming hub also includes the new async Xbox LIVE service that improves gameplay for multiplayer, turn-by-turn (or asynchronous) Windows Phone games.

We’ve only touched on the basics of Windows Phone 7.5 here, fire up your Zune client and grab the update for yourself to truly explore all the improvements that Mango brings.

  • http://twitter.com/kid_jenius Daniel Paulino

    OMGOMGOMG YESSSS

  • Anonymous

    Sprint says they’re shipping / delivering update starting at 1pm CST.
    I haven’t  seen or heard of anyone seeing update on ATT yet. Perhaps all servers go live at 1pm cst.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Ryantheeffinlion Ryan Bordner

      I talked with an att Rep, and she said today is the day!

    • OMG55

      I’m in Texas, please tell me you’re somewhere in Texas and wehre getting it today sometime. I was up at midnight hoping I would get lucky with Mango being pushed out so I could beat wireless network traffice

  • http://twitter.com/PossessedTARDIS George Sabourin

    So this this mean it’s going out to everywhere? Including non-popular carriers like in the U.K (Giffgaff for example?)

    • Kieran

      Giffgaff is o2

  • http://twitter.com/harsha_g11 Harsha Vardhan

    This post on very early i guess, did any one got the update

    • Anonymous

      I am right now

    • http://www.ardentra.com Ardentra

      Nothing for me so far with HTC Arrive on Sprint…

    • Anonymous

      I have a Samsung focus with mango beta and It’s updating. My LG Quantum on the other hand has no update available yet.

    • http://www.ardentra.com Ardentra

      I just used the WPCentral hack and its working great! Took 50 times for it to work though…

  • http://twitter.com/jgmis Joshua Greene

    Here we go!

  • Anonymous

    Updating right now :)

    • Kr0nyxx

      Updating now  as well. In Mississippi. Mango goodness….ON ITS WAY! FINALLY!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Me to :).  I was surprised that it is updating me straight from the beta.  I thought I was going to have to restore to NoDo first.  Awesome!

    • Rod

      Hahahahahaahahaha, SlapMacaque!!!!

    • Kr0nyxx

      Has anyone had any issues with their Facebook Chat service intergrated in the Messaging hub not working?  I really need some help on this is someone knows how to fix it. I get the error code 0x83cf1202. Nothing seems to work yet. Other than this, everything else is working great!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t have any issues. What phone do you have?

  • http://twitter.com/abhi1manyu Abhimanyu Jamwal

    tom, i have an issue with windows phone id that i am using, it doesnot sho my phone on the browser but shows it over the zune client. If I login using the same id, it prompts me to use my windows phone login credentials even though i use the same, hence i am not able to donload apps through the browers even though i can do so on the zune :( is it because i use a uk login id in india now? or is it because i use the unauthorised mango version?

  • Emi Cyberschreiber

    O.M.G!
    i hope its trueeeeee. i will plug my phone.

    nope :( still not here!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone getting a “Samsung update for Windows Phone” message? I have the leaked RTM Mango on Focus and was expecting to see the “pre-mango cleanup” update. Maybe this Samsung update is all I need to get sync’ed?

    • Typhos

      you only get cleanup promts if your using a beta ant NOT an RTM

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I didn’t know. So looks like I’m on the right path. Installing the Samsung update now…

  • Aby

    Can’t wait to get home.

  • Freddie Bouche

    Just in the process of updating omnia 7 on Orange uk. Had to force is by disconnecting the internet connection after 3 secs when updating through Zune. (See http://www.wp7connect.com/2011/03/31/how-to-force-nodo-update/)
    Can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/johndotcom83 John Larson

    Verizon Trophy finally got the 7392 update just a bit ago, now waiting for the mango

    • OMG55

      My HTC trophy hasn’t received 7392 update, I’m still running the previous version. And I to am waiting for Mango on Verizon…..This sucks, everyone else here seems to be getting it. Guess I should just be glad for them…Hooray!!!

  • Typhos

    HTC Trophy in Sweden, nothing yet

  • http://twitter.com/RobHarris90 Rob Harris

    Getting it now….. Samsung Focus 1.3

    • OMG55

      what carrier are you on?? I assume ATT, I’m with them as well, but I have received a notification yet and zune isn’t showing an update when I connect my device.

    • Anonymous

      I have Focus 1.3 with ATT and just got the notice.  Hang in there.

    • FuzzyLogician

      Can you confirm if AT&T has enabled visual voicemail??

  • Dan

    No Omnia 7 update on T Mobile? Gutting :(

  • http://www.callumpy.co.uk Callumpy

    Nothing for me yet :( – Omnia 7

  • Anonymous

    on ATT with samsung focus, its currently doing “friends and family” update from beta, but its being updated :)

  • Anonymous

    Kinda wish I kept my Samsung Focus. Would probably have gotten bored with it again, even with 7.5.

    At least the fragmentation issue is basically non-existent in WP7. Android? Oh god.

  • Anonymous

    Getting Samsung’s Update.  Running on RTM Mango Focus.

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

    Tom, does this have WIFI TETHERING yet?

  • Typhos

    Im getting promts to install 7403 when i do the disconnect trick
    is this it or is this and update for the previous beta ?

  • http://twitter.com/jbarinas Juan Barinas

    Zune is installing the update on my Dell Venue Pro!

    • Anonymous

      So glad to hear you say you’re getting it on your Venue Pro.  Can’t wait to get home and see if its available for mine.

  • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

    Omnia 7 on T-Mobile Netherlands… nothing yet….

    • Johnwr29938

      I’m afraid that Omnia 7 in combinaton with T-mobile is not getting the update any soon :( I also got that phone + provider. jammer

      http://tweakers.net/nieuws/77052/microsoft-start-uitrol-mango-update-voor-windows-phone.html 

    • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

      I’m afraid so, but I’m still hoping it won’t be as bad as the NoDo update!

    • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

      By the way! I have Mango now, with the same ‘hack’ that was possible with Zune Player+NoDo!

    • Martin Stevens

      I’m using an Omnia 7 with T-Mobile UK. I got the Mango update on day 1. I’m still waiting for the Samsung firmware update though, I’m stuck with 2424.11.2.3.

  • Alique Williams

    No update yet for T-mobile HTC HD7.

  • Anonymous

    So the Windows Update servers can support probably billions of computers connecting and downloading updates on patch Tuesday, but not a fraction of that number of phones? The ‘gradual rollout’ is bullshit if you ask me. Very frustrating to know it’s launched but still have to wait for the little popup.

    • http://www.timsmithmma.com Tim Smith

      Are you retarded? Hook it up to your computer, have the zune software check for an update. Install the update.

    • Anonymous

      Cute. Obviously I did that Tim. I was only able to get the update by using flight mode and disabling my network adapter after 4 seconds of ‘Searching for Update’. Had to do the same for NoDo: http://www.winrumors.com/still-waiting-on-nodo-easy-workaround-enables-quick-delivery/

    • OMG55

      Zune, isn’t indicating an update for my Samsung Focus 1.3 yet, but Congrats if you’ve MANGNAFIED your device already.

    • Guest

      Dude, where did you learn how to interact socially?

    • Anonymous

      Dude there aren’t more then a 1 billion Windows computers in the world. At any one time I doubt more then 5% are updating MAX. I doubt the Windows Update servers can handle more then 10 million simultaneous updates.

    • Anonymous

      “As of June 2008, the number of personal computers in use worldwide hit
      one billion, while another billion is expected to be reached by 2014.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer#Market_and_sales)

      Source: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=703807

    • Guest

      Arrow pwned again.

    • Anonymous

      That 2nd billion to be Macs.

  • Lms44

    HDC HD7 on T-Mobile – nothing

    • Alique Williams

      Same boat buddy. T-Mobile says the HTC HD7 will receive Mango “over the next few weeks.” http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393613,00.asp#fbid=6GdISzfWZAi

    • Anonymous

      HTC HD7 on O2 updating now. I’m sure T-Mobile will be a day late at the most

    • DV

      Is O2 UK ? I don’t have the update yet :(

    • Anonymous

      DV yes on O2 UK although I had the developers beta on so maybe that is getting an early boost. Once this has finished I’ll try an Omnia from Three and see if that gets the update

    • Anonymous

      Also seems to be a big firmware update for the HTC too

    • Davebarna

      I have the HD7 on T-Mobile also and I needed to do the “Turn the internet off” trick in order to get it now.

    • Alique Williams

      How do you do that?

    • Davebarna
    • Anonymous

      I got the update on HD7 T-Mobile US running Mango Beta 2. (Developer)

  • The Black Mamba

    HTC Arrive, Sprint. It is on baby. Since I was running the leaked version, I am excited to see what the final version actually looks like. Anyway,  Congrats MS for giving all the update to all phone users, all carriers. WP7, People first!!!!!!

  • Advchild

    anybody from the netherlands got a update?

  • Morgan

    Still telling me that my Samsung Focus 1.3 is up to date on version 7390. Damn. :(

    • Guest

      Same here except I’m on version 7392. I expect to get something tomorrow.

    • OMG55

       I’m in the same boat with two devices, my Samsung Focus 1.3 (ATT) & HTC Trophy on Verizon…..Why aren’t WP7 users smashing Verizon like they did ATT.

    • Purvil

      try this method, I had to do that once for 7390 to 7392, then again for 7740 or something, then it recognized update itself and started downloading!
      http://www.winrumors.com/still-waiting-on-nodo-easy-workaround-enables-quick-delivery/

  • Frylockns86

    HTC Surround… I guess I’m one of the unlucky ones who have to wait. No joy here.

  • Anonymous

    can’t believe i’m saying this but ATT samsung focus (1.3) updating now!

  • Alex Schled

    Which build does Mango have? I updated to 7.10.7220.68
    Is this the real Mango

  • deathmore34

    Omnia 7s are not going to receive the updates any time soon, they have been asterisked on the update website.

    • Grannyville7989

      I wonder if it’s related to the balls up the Samsung did with the pre-Nodo update that bricked people’s phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Shaw/660281063 Adam Shaw

    Nothing for htc Mango

  • FuzzyLogician

    Can anyone on AT&T with Samsung Focus confirm whether or not the carrier has enabled the visual voicemail feature or not?  Thanks much!

    • Anonymous

      In case anyone else is interested, visual voicemail is NOT currently available on AT&T’s network :(
      Baaaah!

    • Tatimore

      Do you have the Update yet? i have the same phone

  • Mikewelshie

    Has anyone tried (successfully) the NoDo hack on windows connector for Mac? I’ve tried it several times and I’m still getting nothing. I have a Samsung Focus v 1.3 on att.

  • Anonymous

    only for Deutsche Telekom

  • iAm Legendary

    ***Delivery has begun for the HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus v. 1.3. The HTC HD7S is currently Scheduling, while the Samsung Focus v. 1.4 is Testing and the Dell Venue Pro is in Planning.
     
    Last updated: 9.27.2011

  • Kevin

    Currently updating to Mango from beta 7717 to 7720 on my HTC HD7 now..

  • Mango Now
  • I<3WP7

    hope this works, but i started downloading mango after doing this trick that I found on WMpoweruser.com.

    Im installing now

    http://wmpoweruser.com/simple-trick-to-force-the-mango-update/#disqus_thread

    • I<3WP7

      USA Verizon btw

  • DV

    Installing right now on HTC HD7 – O2 UK … this did the trick: http://www.winrumors.com/still-waiting-on-nodo-easy-workaround-enables-quick-delivery/ keep trying, it won’t work for the first time :) Good luck !

    • RommelS

      That did the trick for me on my T-mobile HTC HD7 …got it in the first try!

    • RommelS

      Ok …I have mango! T-mobile HTC-HD7

  • http://twitter.com/MattPritchard_ Matt Pritchard

    HTC Mozart on O2 UK, tried the force trick and i’m downloading 7403?? Whats that?

    • DV

      My HD7 was doing 2 updates … i’m on the second one 7.10.7720.68. Step 8 of 9 :) we’ll see soon

    • http://twitter.com/MattPritchard_ Matt Pritchard

      Same here, maybe a HTC only update?

  • Wourelia

    I´m getting an additional HTC update for Mango

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224283310 Eduardo Morales

    Bing Rocks!!

  • Anonymous

    No update on my unlocked t-mobile Dell Venue Pro, using it in Canada on Wind Mobile. Don’t like this because then you’re basically liking my pain.

  • luke516

    OMG OMG OMG They didn’t mess it up! I’m so happy!

  • Guest

    Success, HTC Mozart – Orange. Just waited a couple of seconds whilst it was scrolling before unplugging and tried a few times.

  • phil jay

    MANGO MANGO MANGO! best phone update experience ever!

  • Anonymous

    You forgot the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T

  • Soundtweaker

    So I updatedmy Samsung Focus. Phone and Zune software says 7392 yet it’s not Mango. Still the same browser with url bar opp top. WTF?

    • Anonymous

      there is a post nodo update that you need to get first and thats what 7392 is if you check again the Mango update will (eventually) prompt you.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone got the update on Rogers yet. My phone focus doesn’t show any notices.

    • Myles

      Same here, no update yet on my Rogers Focus.

    • Jacob2556

      1.Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
      2.Click on Phone > Settings > Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
      3.Time to force the update. Click another button (any of the options above or below the word Update). Then click the Update button again, and this time disconnect your computer from the internet after 1-2 seconds. Do this by pulling out the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc. If it says your phone is already up to date, you didn’t disconnect quickly enough and need to try this step again.
      4.Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
      5.Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
      6.After 7392 is fully installed, you may receive a notification that another update is available. If so, install it now. If not, proceed to the next step.
      7.If the second update isn’t popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
      8.Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn’t it? ;)
      9.Mango time! At this point, Zune should automatically start installing the last update, 7720, aka Mango. If it doesn’t happen automatically, force it like we did in previous steps.
      10.This last step is very important! Celebrate your phone’s new found Mango status by purchasing a mango smoothie at your nearest Smoothie King, Jamba Juice, Baskin Robbins, or similar establishment.

  • Anonymous

    I get update error when trying to go to .7392.  Error code 80180048 – anyone else?

  • http://www.mainstreetchatham.com/ JimmyFal

    HD7 T-Mobile update received using this workaround! Nice… Visual Voicemail not showing up yet, I think I have to call T-Mobile, (afraid!), and Facebook is giving me an “Were having a problem connecting. Try again later. Error Code: 0  VERY INTUITIVE update. Gonna play with it all night… I give you a lot of shit to try and make you better Microsoft but no shit for you tonight, THANK YOU, NICE JOB, NO COMPLAINTS TONIGHT FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And thank you WinRumours for feeding my habit early!

    • Jacob2556

      I also have hd7 and my Facebook was doing the same Thing I just redid my email and password and it fixed it

  • Aamd

    worked like a charm!!  Thank you for posting the tip!

  • Stephen

    Still no tethering????  I can’t believe that.  Makes the Windows Phone 7 just a piece of junk.  I held out on the possibility of tethering but seems like that was just a joke.

    Everyone I speak to laughs at me for having one.  And I have no reply as they are right!

    • http://www.mainstreetchatham.com/ JimmyFal

      There IS tethering capability it depends on your carrier. Unless you have heard something I haven’t, which is possible I guess.

  • exLax

    Had to force update my HD7 TMobile US, but went smoothly.  Followed the WinRumors instructions for force update, but had to reduce my disconnect time to 2 seconds instead of 3.
    Start ZuneTurn off Data connection and Wifi on the PhoneConnect the Phone with the PC (USB)Start the update search in ZuneAbout 3 seconds later, disconnect your PC from the internet (I unplugged from router).Zune finds Update. Connect to the internet again and install the update.

  • Guest

    Mango is brilliant.. I knew about the main features, but OMG when you actually use it, its brilliant. Its faster, energy efficient and soooo well thought out… linked inboxes, marketplace everything 
    I just cant get enough !!!

  • Myles

    Samsung Focus on Rogers, no update yet.

  • Anonymous

    I forced my update on one of the phones but the other one prompted me a couple of hours later both Focus on AT&T.

  • Jacob2556

    You don’t have to wait for the update you can force the update if if you have not got the message yet telling you to update works great I did it last night

    1.Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
    2.Click on Phone > Settings > Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
    3.Time to force the update. Click another button (any of the options above or below the word Update). Then click the Update button again, and this time disconnect your computer from the internet after 1-2 seconds. Do this by pulling out the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc. If it says your phone is already up to date, you didn’t disconnect quickly enough and need to try this step again.
    4.Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
    5.Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
    6.After 7392 is fully installed, you may receive a notification that another update is available. If so, install it now. If not, proceed to the next step.
    7.If the second update isn’t popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
    8.Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn’t it? ;)
    9.Mango time! At this point, Zune should automatically start installing the last update, 7720, aka Mango. If it doesn’t happen automatically, force it like we did in previous steps.
    10.This last step is very important! Celebrate your phone’s new found Mango status by purchasing a mango smoothie at your nearest Smoothie King, Jamba Juice, Baskin Robbins, or similar establishment.

    • CocktailWizard

      Thanks for your help Jacob, O2-UK HTC HD7 Updated using this method.

  • Stabilityball

    I forced the update on my Trophy but only updates 7403 and 7720 was applied . All the features except  visual voicemail settings in call menue or tethering settings. Is it possible to get the 7392 update at this point. 

    I returned the phone to previous state and redid the procedures….. same results

  • Isaiahwarren

    I dont have my mango update for my samsung focus yet…