For the first time, Microsoft added the Windows Phone Tango software update to the online Windows Phone update history page. The details of the update are present and they only show minor improvements to the OS. Shortly after Microsoft posted the release notes, the company pulled them, but not quickly enough.
The new build number for this release is 8773.98. The main additions to the update fall under three categories: messaging, SIM card contacts, or other. Tango brings new capabilities to messaging to attach multiple photos, videos, audio clips, or ringtones to text messages. Functionality for SIM card contacts includes the ability to export contacts stored on your phone to a SIM card and import select contacts to the phone. The rest of the software update remains without detail and Microsoft simply says it “includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.”
If you were to visit the Windows Phone update history page right now, you wouldn’t find any of this. It appears Microsoft accidentally posted the above information and snatched it off the web once it discovered the leak.
The fact that Microsoft had release notes typed up and prepared for the public eye suggests the release is imminent. It already ships on the Nokia Lumia 900 available in Europe, but other Windows Phone devices have since been left in the dark. Microsoft also made a point to note that the Tango update will not be made available “for all users in all markets around the world.” More information should be coming to expand upon that statement, I’m sure.