The Windows Phone 7.5 update, known better as Windows Phone Mango, is finally here.
Well, here in a way only Microsoft can use it. Microsoft’s Mango website says that Windows Phone 7 Mango is “here”, but if you try to download it to your phone you might come up empty.
Update: If you own the HTC Trophy on Verizon, we’ve confirmed that Mango will be rolling out today.
As it turns out, Microsoft is in the process of releasing Windows Phone 7.5, and is scheduling updates on pretty much every Windows Phone 7 device. Typically this takes 10 days.
You can look at the Microsoft Windows Phone “Where’s my phone update” page for a listing of upcoming Windows Phone Mango updates.
Once your phone makes it out of scheduling, you should see a notification on your phone, telling you that an update is available.
How To Upgrade to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
This process could take an hour, so make sure you have the time to be without your phone during this upgrade.
- Install the Zune software or Windows Phone Connector
- Backup your phone and Charge your battery
- You may need to free up space on the phone and or your computer
- Connect to your computer with a USB cable and follow the on screen instructions.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Features
You can see a full list of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango features on the Mango page, but here are a few of the highlights.
- Custom Ringtones
- Improved Speech Commands
- Threaded Messaging
- Conversation view in Email
- Better Live Tiles
- Improved Calendar
- Local Scout in Maps
- Sync with Skydrive
- OneNote to do Lists
- New Games Hub
- Manage Your Phone on the Web.
Windows Phone 7.5 Demo Video
This video gives you a look at Windows Phone Mango’s new features.
Keep in mind that while the update has been released it will take some time to arrive on your phone.