Well, it’s finally coming. Microsoft said the Windows Phone Mango update will be rolling out to users starting in the next week or two.
On its blog, Microsoft says that each individual handset maker will have its own software update to get the device ready for Windows Phone Mango and it warns against getting some bootlegged version you find on the Internet.
During the official Windows Phone 7.5 update process, every Windows Phone will also receive software from the handset manufacturer. This matched and paired firmware has been painstakingly tuned so your phone—and apps—work with all the new features of Windows Phone 7.5. Since your phone requires the proper firmware to function as designed, my advice is simple: steer clear of bootleg updates and homebrew tools.
Windows Phone Mango will bring a ton of new features to your phone including the ability for third-party apps to properly multitask, Twitter and LinkedIn integration, SkyDrive built-in, the ability to create custom ringtones and a whole lot more. Most importantly, developers have been able to create Mango apps which have more powerful hooks into the hardware.
While Microsoft says Windows Phone Mango is ready to roll out, the carriers could still provide a roadblock, as Windows Phone owners on AT&T know very well. Let’s hope this Mango update goes a lot smoother because Windows Phone 7.5 really is a major step up that will breath new life into your hardware.
[Via Microsoft, image via ShutterStock, copyright Valentyn Volkov]