Microsoft has confirmed that the Mango update to Windows phone will be released next week and will be available for users. Microsoft’s General manager has said: “For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update — and making solid progress,” and added: “As a result, we now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two. At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status.”
Microsoft has not been much successful with its Windows Phone so far and only has 2.4% of the mobile market share. The Mango Update is a hope for Microsoft to establish itself in the mobile market currently dominated by Android and Apple.
Hautala; General Manager of Microsoft; has urged that user should be patient. He said: “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,” and added that: “Since your phone requires the proper firmware to function as designed, my advice is simple: steer clear of bootleg updates and homebrew tools.”
The roll out of Windows Mango update is a good news for Nokia that has discontinued its Symbian platform and will be releasing Windows based phone next month.