Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Build 7720 'People-Centric' Officially Released

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" 7720 update is officially released today by Microsoft for most users. Updates to Windows Phone devices should be rolling out across carriers and devices worldwide in the coming days.It's here!Windows Phone 7.5 ("Mango") is available to install on some phones now. Look for a notification on your phone soon.Also known as […]

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" 7720 update is officially released today by Microsoft for most users. Updates to Windows Phone devices should be rolling out across carriers and devices worldwide in the coming days.

It's here!

Windows Phone 7.5 ("Mango") is available to install on some phones now. Look for a notification on your phone soon.

Also known as "Mango" and the 7720 update.
Applies to HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus v. 1.4 only
Last updated: 9.27.2011

Windows Phone 7.5 website is ready and you can learn the basics of the Mango update, as well as review instructions on how to upgrade your device to the latest and greatest WP7 release.

To update to WP7 Mango (build 7.10.7720.68) you must have the previous public NoDo (7.0.7392.0) update installed. The download will be available through your device in conjunction with the Zune PC software.

According to Microsoft's "Where's my phone update?" page, virtually every carrier globally will be having Mango deployed at the same time. You'll notice that the current status of Windows Phone 7.5 is in the "Scheduling" stage, meaning that Microsoft is just about ready to push the update to devices around the world; according to them, this phase typically lasts 10 business days but we are hoping for less.

Below is a list complied as on September 27, of all carriers receiving the update now, or later - for latest information arises, check "Where's my phone update?" page for latest developments.

Notably missing from the Scheduling stage is the Sprint's HTC Arrive.

Here's what each term means:

Stage 1: Testing
The software update is undergoing mobile operator network and quality tests. These tests can vary by mobile operator, software update, and device. Updates can include Windows Phone or device-specific improvements.

Stage 2: Scheduling
Microsoft is scheduling the update for delivery. This phase typically lasts 10 business days or less.

Stage 3: Delivering update
Microsoft has started to send out the update. Important: To help ensure quality, software updates are typically sent out gradually and/or in batches, so it might take several weeks before you receive notice that an update is available for your phone.

  • AT&T (with an exception)
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • Bell Canada
  • Sasktel
  • Rogers
  • Telus
  • Three/Hutchison Group
  • Vodafone
  • Orange
  • O2
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • SFR
  • Ericom
  • eMobile
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telcel
  • SingTel
  • Starhub
  • Open Market Phones (without a carrier)

Delayed Mango rollouts

  • AT&T, Mango for the HTC HD7S update should be available in October
  • Telefonica (Spain), Mango still in testing mode

Verizon's Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) support page now live

Windows Phone 7.5 just been released with plenty of new features and functionality to appreciate. While most of these are available to everyone everywhere, a few in particular are limited by region, carrier and even manufacturer.

One of the most anticipated features, is the ability to share a cellular internet connection via WiFi to laptops and other devices. As it turns out, "Internet sharing" may not be available to every carrier or even every device. A Microsoft spokesperson said,

"Internet Sharing is available to Windows Phone 7.5 users where supported by their mobile operator and handset hardware. A Broadcom chip, associated drivers, Mango software and carrier support will all be required to support this feature."

You can refere to this official documentation on the feature.

Another, highly anticipated feature is "Visual Voicemail," now available to WP7.5 users where supported by their mobile operator. There are no new hardware requirements for this feature, so all existing devices in market along with new hardware will be capable of supporting visual voicemail when enabled by the carrier.

Mango update is also making WP a much better global citizen. Alongside the 22 languages and 20 new keyboard inputs it now supports.

Mango update also bringing a range of Bing-powered services to new and previously unsupported regions around the world:

  • Bing search (accessed from the phone's hardware Search button) is available in 33 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States. (Elsewhere, handset and mobile operators can configure the hardware search button to a locally-relevant search site).
  • Local search results show up in 6 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Image search results (which appear as a pivot in Bing search results) are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Music search results are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Vision search results are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Maps is supported in 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Voice-to-text and Voice-to-dial is available in 6 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and the Unites States.
  • Voice search is supported in 4 countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.

See what is new in Mango page.

Introducing the Newest Release of Windows Phone 7.5: