Windows Phone Mango now available to 100% of all eligible devices

By Tom Warren, on 27th Oct 11 5:33 pm with 24 Comments

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it is now delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update to all eligible devices.

The software giant has started to deliver the Windows Phone 7.5 update to LG Optimus 7 owners on Telefonica in Spain. The company is also scheduling Mango for Samsung Omnia 7 devices on Deutsche Telekom. Microsoft originally started rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 on September 27. Exactly a month later, the company is now delivering the update to all eligible devices. “We’re now delivering Mango to 100 percent of eligible phones around the world, regardless of carrier,” said Microsoft’s Eric Hautala in a blog post on Thursday. The exceptions are:

  • Samsung Omnia 7 devices on Telefonica still testing
  • Dell Venue Pro on AT&T still planning
  • Samsung Focus 1.4 on AT&T still testing

Microsoft is also delivering firmware updates this week. “Don’t be surprised if you see another update notification pop up on your phone in the coming days,” explained Hautala. The firmware updates are provided by handset manufacturers and are designed to improve a phones performance, fix bugs, and activate new Windows Phone 7.5 features. “Not everybody will receive or require a firmware update: It all depends on your country, carrier, and phone model,” says Hautala. Microsoft is expected to enable the Internet Sharing feature of Windows Phone 7.5 on a number of existing handsets with the new firmware updates.

  • Harsha

    Installing HTC update on HTC 7 Morzat now, lets see if it will enable Wifi Sharing :)

    • Tom W

      Let us know if it does :)

    • Harsha

      nope, no Internet sharing via HTC update :(

  • Anonymous

    Just FYI, “eligible” is spelled incorrectly!

  • Adam

    aparently there are 3 (yes, three!) Windows Phones devices on a nethherlandic top 10 list.

  • Mrsbutterworth

    That was an evil misleading headline.  The wait for the Focus 1.4 is getting old….

    • Tyler Pease

      I agree… headline is bunk

  • Martin Stevens

    Just waiting for the firmware update for my Omnia 7 on T-Mobile UK.

  • MarcelDevG

    Just recieved firmware update for LG Optimus 7 and YES Internet Sharing is available now!!

  • Anonymous

    Make that 110%…. Have MANGO on my HD2 ! :)

    • GoldenEagle_05

      You just got the push notification? I’m still waiting on my 1.3 Focus on AT&T. Here’s hoping it’s soon! :-) Congrats!

    • Michal Gurník

      post a link to your rom :) did you also activate it?

  • Guest

    I just got mine updated (LG E900) and it has internet sharing enabled.

  • Johncarp1

    Ummm 100% except for 1 Dell and 2 Samsung phones.   While I did take a ton of math in college, I think even a High School student can figure out that you can’t say 100% if 3 devices are not included.   Seems like that would be less than 100%

    • Guest

      Hence “100% of all eligible devices”.

    • Guest

      Ummm read the fkn post.

  • Typhos

    Waiting for the firmware update for HTC Trophy

  • Nzor

    and my samsung focus 1.4… waiting.

  • Tyler Pease

    …This made me mad. I had a Focus 1.3 and updated to Mango on the first day of the role out (used the force update trick). Phone worked great, loved mango, then my phone’s USB connector got messed up. I had to warranty it and ATT gave me a Focus 1.4 as a replacement. Going back to NoDo is so frustrating. I didn’t think Mango was that different until I got used to it and had to go back. 

    Why oh why does the focus 1.4 take so long to get updates?

  • jeff

    i got mine on trophy,nice job MS

  • Wansai Ounkeo

    My Singapore HD7 is still stuck on NoDo. No update from my carrier and no updates from MS. So what do we have to do exactly to get this update?

  • Waclark57

    Venue Pro is supported and has been for several weeks now. This article is incorrect.

  • Gks

    Upgraded my HTC Trophy today via Zune to WP 7.5 it took hours. Update
    completed successfully. When i tested, there was nothing new and useful
    on my Trophy. Internet Sharing is not there, Skype is not there. I
    regret my purchase of this phone with a Windows operating system
    installed. My old O2XDA Zinc with windows 6.5 could do more useful
    things including Skype and IS. I reluctantly bought a HCT Desire with
    Android a few weeks ago. After getting familiar in no time, I love it. I
    can only say look for Android and leave this clumsy windows Phone
    system alone.

  • Sibren Vdv

    i got mango on my LG optimus 7 and i’m very surprised about all the new possibilities.