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.